My previous post concentrated on the marina this morning.
The pictures were taken as part of Maggie’s first walk, this being the sky when we set out just after 8am. Beautiful, isn’t it.
Around midday, we walked into town, and guessed the lock walk would be flooded, though we didn’t realise by how much!
The pathway and summer moorings are underwater (the houses here are OK), and there is no way anything bigger than a dinghy would be able to go under the bridge at the moment!
The Severn and Avon are at the same level at the moment so the lock too is under water.
Lock walk in the summer
The water level gauges on the river are way up in the red danger mark, so no-one in their right mind would consider taking a boat out.
These high levels of water are expected every year so many of the newer properties are elevated accordingly and we are glad to be moored in a modern marina.
As they say, it goes with the territory, and everyone knows what they can be up against.
But as 2007 showed, even they can fall victim to adverse conditions.