Monday, July 23, 2007

Finally home

I left the west coast of Cornwall at 10.30am on Saturday morning. I didn't get home until 5pm today (Monday). The flooding meant I could not get north of Bristol. Luckily I had hospitable friends in Wiltshire that put me up for two nights. Tired now. Blogging later.


Blogger Andrewjb said...

A desperate situation indeed. Where I live (St Ives, Cambridgeshire) is on the banks of the River Great Ouse. ove rthe past year they have been building some new flood defences to keep the town dry. At the end of my street there is a flood gate across - and last night for the first time I noticed that it had been closed. Today there is a 'Flood Watch' which means 'Flooding possible. Be aware! Be prepared! Watch out!'. It will be a good test of the new defences. Despite the fact that our house is only 30 metres from the river the last time the water reache it was in teh great floods of March 1974. I'll keep you posted.

4:40 pm  
Anonymous hafidha sofia said...

I was listening to reports about this on a BBC radio show yesterday. It sounded like fiction, it was so odd. I'm glad to hear you're okay.

9:17 pm  
Blogger Andrewjb said...

Water level on the Great Ouse at St Ives was up about 30 cm this morning but is nowhere near its high level during last winter. It is now on the point of spilling out across the water meadows, and that extra area where it can spread out, means that it is unlikely to flood into the town. There is a flood surge coming down the river at the moment but it hasn't quiet reached us.

9:37 am  

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