Gales in Brighton

South Island
John and Elspeth Perryman
Sat 15 Jun 2013 17:55

The wind started in the night and has blown all day at force 8 with force 9 gusts. There is a really high harbour wall but the waves have been crashing over it and we have salt spray all over the boat.
This afternoon we walked into Brighton along the seafront and the sea was very rough. We went along the pier and it was quite hard to stand upright. We also had a look round some of the shops.
We were going to leave tomorrow but even if the wind dies down over night it will still be rough so we are going to wait and see what Monday is like.
We had a lovely Indian meal last night in one of the marina restaurants.