The forecasters were right...it was a BIG storm! We had gusts this morning of 62m.p.h. and the high spring tide at just before 1.00p.m. was very threatening. Sand bags were 'at the ready' and a very sharp lookout was kept to ensure they weren't needed.The shingle bar that has built up off-shore during recent weeks was over-topped in several places and the waves came ever nearer. Fortunately the high tide came and went but the shore line has been severely scoured and the sea kale which has just started sprouting has been uprooted in many places. Tons of shingle has been lost and we are now even more vulnerable to storms and high tides in the future.