The Rain Keeps Coming

06th December 2015
It has been a long while now since we had proper dry weather, and the storms have taken their toll on Cumbria. Once magnificent bridges that have stood for centuries have been washed away, homes and businesses have been flooded, roads have been torn up. The county has paid the price of climate change once again.

I took this photograph on Friday before setting off to the Port of Menteith near Stirling.

The journey north was bad, the normal 3 1/2 hour (well... on an exceptionally good day) journey took 6 hours of being buffeted about by the wind, visibility diminished by rain and traction challenged by standing water. We made it late, put the boys to bed and crashed out to sleep.

Saturday dawned much the same, but I battled through to Glasgow to spend a wonderful time with my daughter on her 5th birthday. The visit was cut short due to the weather - roads were closing and I started to worry that if I waited for 4pm getting across Glasgow was going to become increasingly difficult or even impossible. It was a shame to miss out on the last couple of hours, but I was happy she was home safe and I got back up to Stirling in daylight.

After another lovely evening at our hosts it was back to the Lakes and the devastation of the floods. We stopped off to see my Dad as he hasn't seen the boys in an age (and pick up the dog) then home - eventually - after diverting around the floods.

We did go around via the new house to check it was still there too... it is, and is absolutely fine!

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