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Thunder lightning hail rain and sunshine

Thunder lightning and high winds hit us last night. They were impressive at one point one exploded above us so violently that the van shook and for the first time ever the dog registered that something was amiss. He actually sat up and barked. Which in Gordon world is a massive reaction!

So it was with some trepidation that we set off in search of a local monument.

The way out was along the beach. Initially we were both regretting our choices in clothing as it was roasting.

The wind picked up and occasionally the sun went behind the clouds which was a blessed relief.

Then the rain came with hail and high winds. The tide was up and as the wind whipped up the waves the thin strip of sand became impassable.

We eventually reached our somewhat underwhelming destination. We dodged a heavy downpour and had lunch.

By this time we and the dog had had enough. We headed homeward by the slightly less blowy inland route.

In all we walked around 11 miles. We are gradually getting oriented to the area. Initially it appeared a little bit in the middle of nowhere. But we should be able too find things to do over the next 10 days or so.

Tomorrow the weather remains a little unpredictable. We will have to wait until the morning before deciding on what to do.

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