Thursday, November 19, 2009

Skip island

It certainly has been a bad storm! The River Annan is well over its banks near Skip today, not surprisingly, as it's been raining non stop for more than 24 hours. And the weather forecasters are predicting that there's more to come! At least Skip stands well above the river (fingers crossed).

I'm sorry for those further down Annandale who may not be so fortunate. Today is certainly not a day for driving around Dumfries and Galloway. Thoughts are with those who have to be out and about.

You will have seen this field to the north of the cottage here and here. It's a lake today!

It is flood plain, so this is not unexpected. Apparently the river was diverted to its current path, just out of sight on the left, when the railway was built in the middle of the 19th century. The river used to come in from the right and run along the north slope of the garden in the foreground!

The only silver lining is that the garden pond doesn't need filling!

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