View Full Version : The river at South Stoke
As many of you old hands know this stretch of the river is the longest between locks on the Thames consequently 'our' flood plain stores the most water.
The floods reached a moderate level last night but no where near the levels of the summer flood. This morning the waters are falling back rapidly. I would say that overnight the river has dropped about 5 or 6 inches and at Ashmount the river bank is already peeking above the water although the area behind which is lower still looks like a beautiful lake.
Sorry no photos, I am not good at that and too lazy as well. We take the floods as just a matter of course here after living here the best part of a ¼ of a century, we seen them all and no longer bother recording them unless they are unusual.
Is this nice enuff ?
You can edit out using Photoshop the two boats which appear to have the entire stock of "Millets" camping dept. tied onto their topsides
Pity Sarah T didn't make it.
Ah yes. Happy days /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
Yes its nice.
I went past the next day or the day after en route to Oxford - Geoff was still there and waved but everyone else had gone. We had a sunny week.
The only other week we had on the boat was down the Thames, across to Boulogne, to Cherboug in stages and back to Cowes. We had a sunny week.
As they were our only two weeks off and I think the only sun of the year we were lucky to say the least - thanks for the photo and the reminder, even if we did miss the party by a day!
Actually our "tender" was moored just round the corner. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
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