Friday, 23 November 2012

# 297 Rain, rain go away

The sun is shining again today after 3 days of almost non-stop rain and very strong winds yesterday and apparently it's not over yet with a lot more rain expected to fall over the next few days.

This is what parts of Berkeley looked like this morning but still, it's not as bad as some other places where people have had their houses flooded, in some cases more than once this year.

The field aboved is usually used as a car park when there's events on the castle meadow but today it looked like a lake. The swans and other birds certainly seemed to be enjoying it.

This is the castle meadow just across the road from the field in the first photo. In the olden days this field was actually meant to be flooded if there was any threat of an attack to the castle.

One of the floodgates used then to flood the fields.

I don't think I've ever seen the water level this high.

This is the road at the bottom of the High Street, it's clear now but on Wednesday it turned into a river making it impossible for people to go through. During my walk lots of people stopped and got out of their cars to take photos of the flooded fields.

How has it been where you are?