Friday, January 19, 2007

Winter Storms

Yesterday a major storm moved over England, with wind gales up to 99 mph. A few walls fell down here and there, a few trees blocked the road. Lorries (for US readers: trucks) fell on their side. A couple of people were killed.

Here in the Cottage we were already used to the winds - the trees had been blowing in the trees already since a few weeks, almost non-stop. But now there are many branches lying on the road, torn down from the strong wind gusts.

The trains had stopped for a day, since yesterday morning. Otherwise, road traffic for me is running smooth as usual.


Here is a soundfile (MP3, 128 kbps, 18 sec., 290 kB) from the storm (either click on the link, or richt-click and "Save As"), recorded with in-ear microphones just outside the Parkside Cottage. The trees were bending in the hissing wind.