It was pretty difficult to sleep last night, thanks to the heavy rain and the howling wind. Things started to get bad late in the evening, and by the early hours the noise of the wind was tremedous. The boat was being rocked about too. Then, I'm not sure what time it was, I woke up and it was completely silent.
This morning, the boat was on a slight tilt as the water level has risen so much. I had to slacken off the ropes a bit. Normally, our back counter is on a level with the jetty, or even a bit below -- so you can see how much higher than normal the level is.
The road along the marina is also under water. I've just been speaking to the owner, Roy, who'd just been to check the drain -- and says it's flowing at full capacity, but clearly can't quite cope with all the water coming off the fields. He's also been along checking the ropes of all the unoccupied boats.
I've filled the water tank and emptied the ash bucket this morning, and before long I'll be off to work. I'm hoping that if I bank the fire up enough, it'll still be in when I get back late tonight.