Well Usagi gave us a friendly wave and passed us by, missing Hong Kong by 100km. The winds took it North West of us. Overnight we had torrential rain and gusting winds. I woke at 3.30am and hear them. However we are used to T8s and a direct hit is much more frightening as the folks up the coast discovered. This was pretty standard in the end.
This morning we have been putting everything back in its rightful place and normality has been restored. I drove 10 minutes up the road to see whether any birds had been blown in but nothing of interest. The waves were underwhelming.
It is an anti-climax and a welcome one. Thank you all for your good wishes.
Just to add some context, here are 2 images taken a few days apart – before and after Usagi.