Ok, ok, that isn't technically correct as we did have a day off (mostly) from the rain on Friday. The river fell so you could nigh on see the paths, if not actually pass along them without dipping your toes in but yesterday was a return to form with heavy rains battering us along with some high winds and up went the water again. Here's a daytime shot from about the same viewpoint as the night shot in the last post.
The water's actually slightly higher this time.
Anyone for a nice relaxing bike ride on a Sunday? No??! (Look at the size of that log! If only we had a wood burner. I'd be out after every flood scavenging the river banks for free fuel.)
'Welcome to soggy Exeter' that should perhaps read.
I think this little chap is wondering where his home's gone. Along with a lot of unfortunate people in these floods. Sadly a woman also lost her life locally when a tree fell which in turn took a wall down on top of where she was living in a tent. Another example that if we as a society could take better care of all members rather than worrying about sh-t like what we'll be sitting on come crapmas day we'd perhaps all be a little bit richer human beings. (What is it with this pressure of supposedly needing a new sofa for chrimble? Will my old one spontaneously give up the ghost in shame at it's non-newness? I somehow doubt it - it's managed to tough it out each year so far. Piss off ad-men.)
I didn't intend this to be a ranty post so excuse the slight tangent; though I am asking no excuses at all for the content.
Anyway - a whistle round blog-land this morning has appraised me of 2 things. Firstly, in a slightly suspicious coincidental way Blogger has apparently told several of the blogs I perused that they've run out of space and would they like to pay for the privilege of uploading photos? It just gave me this message too. Now, I know that the finite space they give you will fill up but the fact that they've all gone at the same time makes me think it's a ploy. Plus someone had put a comment somewhere saying it's Blogger wanting to shift us all to another provider or something. :-( Anyway, no, I do not want to pay, especially to an online company that can't tell I'm in the UK and would therefore use a corresponding unit of currency so I am using Flickr instead from now on and uploading from there. Or at least I am if there are images in this post. If it's a bit lacking on the image front then I evidently failed to get it to work! Hmm - you seem to have to add it as html code otherwise if you use the 'share' to blogger option it makes it a new post. Slightly more longwinded but I'll cope with it.