Just about to set out on our Christmas Day Night Patrol and there was a drumming sound on the bin outside the kitchen window. Venturing outside, I was welcomed by a hefty hail shower which swiftly covered the path in a Christmas card white embrace. Five minutes later and it had vanished as quickly as it had come with the temperature over 40 Fahrenheit. Still, the first real sign of winter has manifested itself in Maidencombe.
The Sanko Mineral, as I thought, has been undergoing maintenance on its 'cruise' around Lyme Bay and has now returned to Babbacombe Bay, lying some 10 kms offshore.
A very happy and hopefully, healthy Christmas to everyone.