Wet’s to be Expected (Part 2)

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.

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Morning sky 28 Dec 2015

Around midday, we walked into town, and guessed the lock walk would be flooded, though we didn’t realise by how much!

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elevated riverside houses 28 Dec

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Lock walk 28 Dec

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!

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St John’s Bridge (boat arch)

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down river 28 Dec.

To give you a better idea of the water level, you may remember this from the summer
cygnet survivorThis is the same bridge this afternoon:

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28th Dec 2015

The Ham is a nature reserve (this is a google image) as well as a flood plain.
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These are my pictures today:

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Ham 28 Dec

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Ham 28 Dec

Turning round,

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Ham side left 28 Dec

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River side right 28 Dec

The Severn and Avon are at the same level at the moment so the lock too is under water.

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lock Dec 28 2015

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Lock walk in the summer

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up river (lock on left)

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.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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3 Responses to Wet’s to be Expected (Part 2)

  1. The Hook says:

    Beautiful shots, my friend.

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