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!
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