Autumn has set in, with a vengeance. Our little island was lashed with gales and rain - horizontal at times. 'Showers' came out of nowhere, drenching within seconds. Then the sun leapt back before grey clouds whipped it aside again. More rain. More wind.
Then The Weather relaxed, breathing warm and mildly again. The sun shone all day, a gentle breeze wafted, the midnight skies gleamed with stars as soft evenings beckoned us outside in the dark.
The tide overflowed onto the piers, with gentle yet inexorable power.
It was still autumn, yet we went swimming.The sea was warmer than a few weeks ago. The air, on wet skin, chilled flesh and bone.