It is nearly midday day here in Hastings, New Zealand. I am very late today. I had a good reason. Our power was out for over 13 hours. It cut out last night around 9.30 PM, so I just went to bed. What else is there to do. So this morning I woke up very early. And the power was still out. So no coffee, no hot breakfast. Just cold water and a cold hot cross bun. Then the sound of the chain saw started up next door. And this first image is why. A tree blown over last night.
Actually the rain started about 10.30 yesterday morning. That wasn’t so bad. But towards the early evening, about 7 PM the winds started as the cyclone hit landfall. It was rather hairy. The trees were rocking a lot. The trouble is that there was still a lot of leaves on the branches, so that when they got wet, the trees started getting top heavy. At one point I heard a bang and the ground shook. Now I know what that was – this tree falling.
I then went for a walk over in the park – there is a lot of cleaning up to do.
It was strange to wake up to clear blue skies and warm temperatures, with only a little wind after the fury last night.
So we are all ok. Just a lot of cleaning up to do. It was funny meeting all the neighbours in our pjs inspecting the damage though.
Thanks for all your concern.