Tuesday, 4 February 2014

"It was a dark and stormy night"

The Underway
A combination of spring tide, low pressure, and strong onshore wind brought unusually high river level this evening, with waves breaking over the Underway below Topsham church, and flooding of parts of the riverside streets, where the houses were sandbagged. Clare and I went out to join others in gawping at the spectacle; we've never seen the river like this before.

The Underway

Ferry Road

The mini-roundabout by the Lighter Inn
The Strand
The Strand by Hannaford's Quay, where men were engaged in sweeping
water away from the gates of courtyards below street level. I thought of
Mrs Partington and her mop.
See The morning after for follow-up.

- Ray

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