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…