The house will continue to suffer due to the rising sea level in the near future.
The waves broke the door open. Probably not for the last time.
There was sand, seaweed and grit…
The carpets were soaked with sea water and became smelly.
Even in the farthest room and bathroom there was a small flooding.
The ancient outdoor toilet lost its wooden fittings.
Needless to say that all of our furniture on the veranda, the flower pots, the heavy palm trees, and the benches were shredded or swimming around the yard.
Now the weather is quite mild, the Mountain pepper is almost in flower, two white camellias are in bloom and so is the deep red Rhododendron at the Upper West Walk. Everywhere are fallen branches, there is a lot to tidy up. This is the old Japanese Cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) which still stands strong. No wonder, it has so many “arms” securing it to the ground.