Blasting south westerly winds, rain battering off the windows like ballbearings in the early hours and a roaring high tide at the beginning of December.
The Siberian gulag was probably more welcoming.
Here's what the well-dressed seawatcher about town will be wearing this season......
So that's more coats, hats, thermals and jumpers than a well-stocked Oxfam shop (as modelled by Baz of Milan and Brick of Paris).
And what does Monsieur Jellyhead wear for a harsh December seawatch???
Sometimes you really have to wonder.....although he did find the Leach's.
Form an orderly queue now ladies......