David, didn't the sun peek through just in the nick of time!
It was glorious to sit out in the sun after 2 wks of rain and do some solar observing. I also got bitten by 2 bull ants while doing so- grrrrr daytime observing!
It was really windy though, the telescope was shaking madly and it felt like my head was shaking with it, probably was.
Yes, I had a look through the eclipse shades as well- quite prominent!