The weather forecast saw warnings of high winds, and, sure enough, taking a stroll through Greystones this morning, there were stunned acorns and castrated tree testicles scattered willy agus nilly around the town.
Hardest hit seemed to be the Burnaby, Greystones’ mecca for OAP trees. We counted at least three branches down – one almost three feet long – as GG and Max headed for the no-doubt battered and bruised seafront.
It was hard to tell once we hit the South Beach exactly what had and hadn’t been thrown around. Given that we’re dealing largely with sand.
The fact that a small strand of seaweed had made it all the way across that sand to the footpath spoke volumes though.
It must have been hell down there last night.
In truth, thankfully, there have been no reports of any real trouble, with most people, it seems, staying out of the wild winds today. Mind you, that didn’t stop one Hillside home seeing its back wall faint with all the excitement…
With winds epected to reach 129kmh along the east coast today, such force turned the new harbour buildings into nature’s very own penny whistle this afternoon – as demonstrated on the battered and bruised video below.
Or maybe it’s just the lost soul of a long-gone Greystones fisherman, stuck between here and there, forever in limbo now that he has no particular place to go…?