Sunday 27 October 2019

The Power of the River

Today has actually been a pleasant enough day, warm enough in the sun once it had got high enough to take the morning chill out of the air; and it was cold this morning. I've been out and about of course, sat having tea in the park in my woolly hat, my walking route blocked by a flooded River Devon.

The Trent is well over its banks by the marina, and large numbers of waterfowl are loving this on the flooded fields on the other side.

The castle stretch is still about a metre below the edge, but the power of the water flowing  along the reach is formidable. A couple of folk in kayaks were labouring against it today, as large bits of tree were swept past them. Anyone falling in would have had no chance without a life jacket, and not a good chance with one I reckon.

They would have been brained against the bridge!


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 27.10.19


  1. Great photos as always. Foul weather in the NE of Scotland strong wind and rain.

  2. Plenty of rain down here too over the last few weeks, but the ground is just soaking it up and river levels remain resolutely low. "Replenishing the water-table" they call it.

  3. Thank you, it's now flooded our cricket ground, sadly