Tuesday 21st April 2015, Swansea.

We thought we were rained in at Camden! We have arrived in Newcastle area just in time for one of the worst reported storms for this district in many a year. Heavy rain and very strong winds are taking their toll overnight and still during today, and it is forecast for another 48 hours or so. When we arrived here yesterday we considered ourselves fortunate to be able to get our roof up to give us some shelter, but it turns out that it may well have been better if we hadn’t got it up at all. We have been fortunate so far not to have suffered any damage so it has been decided to leave the roof up as it is nice to have that bit of shelter. At the moment it seems that the worst of the storm is a little north of us but what we are getting is bad enough, and we are hoping that the bad bit doesn’t get this far south.