The Storms Come and the Rivers Flood.

River Croal in FLood at Queens Park, Bolton
River Croal in Flood at Queens Park, Bolton

The weather has been a bit breezy lately with strong gales and heavy rain battering the coastline up and down the country, not suitable for sea fishing or walking.

After seeing the state of the River Yarrow which I cross every day on my way into Bolton I had a walk around Queens Park to survey the damage done to the trees. They were in remarkable condition with just a few loose branches blown off but the River Croal was the highest I’ve seen it for a long time. Compare it to the photographs in this entry ‘A Lunchtime Stroll‘ which I did in September last year.

Everything seems to be holding up well in the face of this weather which, listening to the news, you’d think was a suprise. It sometimes seems people forget what winters are supposed to be like.

I can’t imagine what they’ll say when these Northerly winds bring us all a bit of snow! I just wish it would get a bit colder and stop raining then we can get up onto the fells without wading through bogs that should have frozen months ago. Although saying that I am looking forward to spring and some sun.

Weather – what can you do?

But then if it wasn’t for the rain we wouldn’t have this magnificent ‘Green and Pleasant Land’ called Britain we live in…

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  1. Chas said:

    “The weather has been a bit breezy lately with strong gales and heavy rain battering the coastline up and down the country”

    well, that is putting it somewhat mildy innit. two cars got wiped out in works carpark yesterday due to falling roof tiles. it was like armageddon with people legging around avoiding falling debris to move their cars onto the road. didn’t giggle once honest. ;p then there was a power outage at 2pm so we all went home anyway, which was a real shame =D

    January 19, 2007
  2. Chas said:

    “The weather has been a bit breezy lately with strong gales and heavy rain battering the coastline up and down the country”

    well, that is putting it somewhat mildy innit. two cars got wiped out in works carpark yesterday due to falling roof tiles. it was like armageddon with people legging around avoiding falling debris to move their cars onto the road. didn’t giggle once honest. ;p then there was a power outage at 2pm so we all went home anyway, which was a real shame =D

    January 19, 2007
  3. duxbury ramblers said:

    Hi Stuart,

    I am always surprised the new culvert under the new market place takes the water, I remember the Croal flooding Bolton town centre in the 60s, when one of the culverts either blocked or collapsed.

    I think we are all looking forward to some sunshine.

    enjoyed your brother’s under water photos.

    The Ramblers.

    January 19, 2007
  4. duxbury ramblers said:

    Hi Stuart,

    I am always surprised the new culvert under the new market place takes the water, I remember the Croal flooding Bolton town centre in the 60s, when one of the culverts either blocked or collapsed.

    I think we are all looking forward to some sunshine.

    enjoyed your brother’s under water photos.

    The Ramblers.

    January 19, 2007
  5. Paul Iddon said:

    I can’t wait for the snow… I wanna go up into the hills for some snow pics…

    January 23, 2007
  6. Chas said:

    you do have a couple of decent (canal) size rods you can bring over when you visit? seeing as the bridgewater canal is… oh about 20 metres away from my new front door. ;p nerr!! (the mersey is also less than a mile away.) :-)

    i am expecting some first class tuition on canal/river fishing which i have never done!! (bar devon when i was about 8 years old). i think i have fished once, with you in anglesea about 18 months ago and prior to that it must be at least 6/7 years since.

    yup, this summer i is mostly going to be sitting outside my house with a fishing rod. speaking of which, you think it is legal to pass the fish to me missus to cook or am i supposed to chuck em back…. or, will they be too radioactive lol.

    January 31, 2007
  7. Anonymous said:

    Oi! Hullo!

    February 2, 2007
  8. Anonymous said:

    update your blog you log!

    little charlie
    xxxx

    February 2, 2007

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