Saturday, 7 November 2015
What a difference a day makes (well, two, to be precise)
If you look at my header photo, you will see what our beautiful River Cothi looked like 2 days ago. I said it changed when we had rain - and yes, we have had rain. It got like it is above literally overnight. Compare with a photo below taken on 29th October. Quite a difference, as it was like it was below just yesterday.
Once the river spreads over the rocks, it gets very wild and choppy indeed.
Here it is viewed from the bridge. It has dropped about a foot since we drove across at lunchtime. Our neighbour will be keeping an eye on river levels I'm sure . . .
The speed of the water has to be seen to be believed. If you fell in you'd be half way to Carmarthen with the clothes ripped off you before you realized what had happened.
More rocks to buck over.
The rocks I stood on the other day to take the header photograph are now under several feed of water.
This gully is just below the level of the road and cut into the bank by anglers in the past, so they could more easily access a rock platform. This, along with the drains along the lane, facilitate the transfer of water onto the lane and it is regularly closed over a wet winter.
Meanwhile I have finished three books in the last couple of days (details tomorrow) along with the Travelling Library arriving on Thursday with a good selection on board, so I am not short of reading matter. What are you all reading at the moment?