Sunday, 25 November 2012

More floods.

Following my last post I am now actually traumatized by this mornings events. On this the worst month of my life there was another castrophe waiting to happen.

Having waded to church early I was pleasantly surprised to find my journey to the next village fairly easy. Lots of surface water on the roads were easy and I got to the next church wonderfully early.

It was afterwards that was the problem.

David and I go out to lunch when I've had a busy morning. We meet at a great pub which does Sunday roasts. It's down a lot of country lanes and we approach it from different angles .

My route after the second service was to turn off the main road and go down pleasant country lanes.

Today I drove straight into trouble. The Fal had burst its banks. No road was visible. I stopped when people walking told me the road was impassable. Unfortunately I could not turn round so I had to reverse.

I almost backed into the Fal! The man offered to get me out. I hate playing helpless female but needs must when your desperate . He got me out and turned my car in the right direction for me. I had to navigate a new route to the pub!

I drove along flooded lanes, forded a stream at its lowest point and finally got to the pub absolutely traumatized.

Now after garlic scallops and chips I am starting to relax....steady Lord. Nearly got me that time!

3 comments:

  1. Jean,

    Your adventures are heart stopping!

    It's really sad that Cornwall and the South West are suffering in this way.

    Just reminds me of in the 1970's, I went to Instow, Near Bideford where the Army ran experiments to drive Vehicles on or even under water.

    I drove a landrover which was fitted with a snorkel completely under water (me) without a snorkel. Such fun! I'd find it terrifying now.

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  2. Wow Jean, I'm (almost) speechless.
    Perhaps you should trade your car in for a helicopter!
    It certainly does look as though the West Country is not the place to be at present.
    Surely it can't keep raining much longer.....can it?

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  3. Stopped now apart from drizzle. The clearing up operation is going to massive.

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