Today I heaved myself out of bed early, going out into the wind and rain to watch ‘Storm Brian’, at Swanage. When I first got there I was a bit disappointed, as the weather wasn’t really that stormy.

I wandered around Swanage and along to the pier, stopping to chat to a couple of people as I went. At about 10 o’clock the weather started to get a bit more windy and soon the waves were starting to gather pace.

The weather wasn’t as extreme as I thought it might be, but I spent quite a lot of time watching jet skiers having fun in the rough seas at Swanage Bay – their tricks were most impressive.

Finally I rounded off the trip by visiting Branksome Chine, Poole.