21st June 2015


The plan was to get up this morning at some unearthly hour to raise a proverbial glass to my dad as the sun rose at Happisburgh (at 4:28am), and then very slowly make my way to Heacham on the other side of the county to do the same as the sun set (currently due at 9:27pm).

Sadly the forecast weather put paid to said plan. And whilst there was always the possibility that the meteorological predictions made by those in the know of unbroken cloud may have been wrong, the need to test this by depriving myself of sleep seemed a little obtuse.

The weather hasn’t entirely disappointed though as throughout the evening explosions of electrical activity have dragged across the skies in spectacular fashion.

My dad adored an electrical storm so it seemed only right to do what I’ve done many many times before now and join him outside in the rain, watching and waiting for the lightning strikes.


[Apologies for the quality of these sound recordings. They were taken in the rain on my generic mobile communications device which isn’t really designed for such things.]

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