Saturday, 14 November 2009
I am uploading some photos taken whilst we were out and about today. Unsurprisingly, the river had been across the lane again, but subsided before we needed to go out. It's higher than it was last week though, and that is just one night's rain - the ground is so waterlogged now it can't take any more.
Looking back up the Towy Valley from Whitemill.
The Towy had burst its banks already, and the nearer we got to Carmarthen, the worse it was looking. At Whitemill I got some stunning pictures which were almost monochrome, and as the sun tried to break through, I aimed the camera straight at it and WOW! that's one to be blown up and framed I think . . .
A floating oak tree . . .
I stopped and walked through the grounds of the Museum, to the Bishop's Pond, which was now stretching from one side of the valley to the other! I met a chap walking a dog and he said he had never known it come up so quickly.
Above and below, as you can see the water is pouring through the sheep wire . . .
Our beautiful river valley in flood again.
That has helped take my mind off having a phone call from our middle daughter saying her handbag was nicked last night - in the Students' Union Bar. It is going to cost ME about £150 to put right, with replacement driving licence, flat key, mobile phone etc (insured, but she has to pay £25 for a replacement). And the Police, oh yes, the POLICE say that if she didn't SEE it being stolen, then it is merely LOST! Believe me, if she had SEEN someone nicking it, she would have floored them, as she is trained in Martial Arts . . . So given that decision by the Police, if I were to leave my car in a car park, and come back and find it gone, it wouldn't be STOLEN, I would merely have MISLAID it . . . I feel a letter to the Daily Mail coming on . . .