Monday, July 19, 2010

Force Majeure - Scary Gust

Yesterday we received a call that a strong gust had uprooted a tree on our cottage land and several other trees close by. One of them had fallen on the power line thus causing a power failure. The power supplier was quick to fix it within a relatively short time considering that it was Sunday and somewhere in the bush.

Noone was injured luckily but our boat had flown several meters and tipped over. Unfortunately it had landed on a sharp rock. Ouch! So what had happend? A big crack at the front side of the boat. But we were lucky things didn't turn out worse. Luckily we have a lot of tools in our shed. Jan put some glue on it and fixed it with two screw clamps. We hope it'll last.

Furthermore, some of our stuff had flown around several meters such a bucket (totally destroyed), a barrel, a table and several smaller things. The one house wall was completely stained with dirt.

We've had some strong winds at our cottage but it has never been that bad. Thank god nothing more serious happend and no tree landed on our house!

Sorry, I don't have any pictures this time but I had not thought of taking my camera with me in this incident...scary as it was.

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