John and Jonathon look in through the office window.
And this is the view outside looking in!!Len and Helen are away, and will no doubt be devastated by the news. However, Joanne and Glen and Bing have things well in hand for the clean-up operation, and they will get plenty of help.
Down in the grounds of Government House, another magnificent old pine had also been uprooted, but fortunately fell so there was no damage to buildings or fences, and even very little damage to other trees!
During the week, there had been enormous seas at Kingston, and the waves had washed right up to some of the convict buildings.
At Middle Beach, a new fence had been washed away ......and the water reached right down into the old Lime Kiln picnic area!
The wind was still blowing strongly from the south-west, as you can see by these bending pines.
The surf was still pretty wild.
But when we went to see if there was any damage out at Simon's Water, on the other side of the island,it was calm as a Mill Pond!
Back at home here at "Devon" it was a very noisy night, with garage doors banging in the wind. A few branches had come down around the woodland.
Unfortunately we lost a one of the lower branches of our very productive paw-paw. The fruit that is right up high, and is very hard to reach, is hanging on bravely, but the easily accessible ones will now end up as pig food. But I will save one to steam as a vegetable.