Sunday, 22 November 2009

The week the rain came down

This is Bowness on Windermere harbour. As you can see there has been extensive flooding.

I am sure a few of you who are looking at these pictures have got a boat from Bowness harbour. Bowness on Windermere is the English Lakes most visited place, and the boats are the most popular tourist attraction we have.

The swans are having a great time. They are very vain and currently have lots of visitors and people feeding them chips!

This ugly monstrosity of a building is currently shut because of the floods. The views are amazing from here but the architecture is appalling. Apparently it won an award in the seventies. Do I believe this???

This is the view from outside the tourist information centre. Now closed

Apparently the lake hasn't been this high for fifty years plus.

It is going to take a long time to clear up, and this is just the start of the winter.

Our prayers and thoughts go out to everyone who has been flooded in their home or business. It must be devastating.
A policeman died when he was swept to his death when a bridge collapsed in Cockermouth. Very sad. Everyone in Cumbria mourns for his family. Thursday was a very bleak day.


Gill - That British Woman said...

it was even on the news here in Canada, about the policeman's death. My brother posted photos on his blog of Appleby, the water is high there as well.

Gill in Canada

jinksy said...

Isn't it a pity we can't send some of the rain to a country that desperately needs it? Sometimes the world is a topsy-turvy place...

Expat mum said...

Blimey that's unbelievable. What a mess.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Marvellous if sad pictures. Better than any I've seen in the newspapers. I sent a comment re Grange in the Times. I wonder where it went!