January 2014 Storm
On Friday 3 January 2014 we witnessed our first storm on Millport. We had heard the weather forecasts for serious storms but nothing could prepare us for the scale of the waves. The weather was stormy from early that morning and at 11am – two and half hours before high tide we decided to go out for a walk. The first photo above of the promenade was taken over two hours before before high tide. This was enough to convince us to return home!
We returned to the safety of the first floor and spent the next few hours watching the amazing storm and the power of the sea. Despite some damage to the promenade, thankfully no-one was hurt in the storm. And later we managed to get out to a relatively dry Ritz Cafe – just to check the sand bag situation of-course!