We had the strongest gale since 1987 – winds up to 99mph. We were OK in our flat but there were a few problems around the town.
Firstly, we had some “white horses” on the water outside of the lock.
On the way back from my mother-in-law’s bungalow, I had to go all around the houses because they had closed off the main A14 road bridge over the River Orwell. This put all of the heavy lorries on the Felixstowe container run into the roads in town. Not good news. I had to duck and dive around and ended up in Clapgate Lane to be confronted with….
Lastly, the tallest building in Suffolk – The Mill – sits at the north end of the Wet Dock. A lot of it hasn’t been fitted out yet. This is how it looks this afternoon.
A nice lot of outside cladding has disappeared!
It has quietened down now, thank goodness.