Autumn is the time for strong winds. And we sure got a good taste of it last night. Wind speeds reached over 100km/h in gusts. We slept through the night without any disturbance, yet the ladder shown above was right over our heads. I had put it there to do some repairs on the roof, and since I am planning to sweep the chimney, I left it there until finished task. The damn thing is heavy and not easy to push all the way to the top of the roof. It has a hook which keeps it there and luckily, the hook kept the ladder from sailing to the ground. My brother wrote that it looked like a failed landing attempt of Santa. He was right, I dare say. Getting it back onto the roof wasn't all that hard. I went onto the roof of the addition and pushed the ladder with a long 2x4 until it slid back onto the roof.
With the ladder back where it should be, we took off for a little sightseeing along our rugged coast. The surf was impressive. Huge waves rolling up from the Gulf of Maine, crashing against the rocks of Liberty Point. And all that was adorned by a beautiful blue sky. The wind direction was now from the southwest and it was still 25-28km/h. Storm watching on Campobello is one of the finest.