Saturday, 26 October 2013
Wild Weather on the Way
Autumn is well and truly with us now. These fronds of bracken have been turning colour this past week, and on the bottom road there is more which is now daffodil-yellow in hue. We have had a very wet week - rain every day, some of it incredibly heavy - so much so that when we have been driving we have chosen to pull off the road and wait for it to ease a little. Monsoon rain, my husband tells me, and you get heavy rain like this with a warm front from the South-West.
Needless to say, our river soon rose in spate - 4 feet in as many hourse - and soon covered the rocks on the bend by the caravan. These pictures were taken on Tuesday.
Beneath the bridge, a tree with Y-shaped branches had already snagged up and was catching more debris as it passed.
Above and below, I was trying to show how choppy the water was - rearing white horses as it passed over rocks and pretty fast too - about 15 knots according to my husband.
The beach leaves are turning to Werther's Originals and Christmas Gold Coins overnight now.
This was the best choppy picture, unfortunately focus was on the leaves rather than the waves!
I am hoping that this short video from my camera shows you a little bit of the force and speed of the river.
Now we are waiting for the promised hurricane tomorrow night, and battening down the hatches here. Keep safe everyone.