Just back from our Night Patrol and the wind and rain which has lashed the combe all day and most of the evening has subsided - for the time being, as more of the same is rushing in from the west.
Two dead trees down, a small one at the top of Steep Hill and another in the identical spot of a few days ago - caught against the overhead telephone line round the corner from Beehive bend.
Flood water is cascading down Honeysett and Orchard lanes. The lower reaches of Steep Hill are awash and culverts are blocked.
However, the combe has escaped the worst ravages of the gale and we should be grateful for that.
The Sanko Mineral has been cruising around Lyme Bay all day and evening, covering about 100 kms on its voyage to nowhere. She is currently some 20 kms off Berry Head and making 2.8 knots.
There are currently nine vessels sheltering in Babbacombe Bay.