ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

TRULY BLESSED. (25/09/12)

The rain still continues. I’m fast running out of dry clothes. I have decided I’m perverse, I enjoy extreme weather. I’m not sure how much rain has fallen but it is a great deal…..I’ll guess a good foot, maybe more, possibly a full yard.

I was out at the back of seven, the dogs were insistent. The wind had dropped but it was still pouring. I got back and scratched a breakfast together….porridge made with water, black coffee and a banana that was long past it’s eat by date. I had run out of milk, tobacco, bread, tobacco, butter, tobacco, bananas and tobacco.

Around nine fifteen the rain stopped. I’d used all my tobacco, did I mention I hadn’t had a smoke for twelve hours? I decided to risk it. The going was, what horse racing aficionados describe as, heavy. The round trip takes an hour and a half…..I was like greased lightning in the supermarket, my wellies fighting for traction, arms akimbo for balance and the basket clattering off the shelves at the end of every isle. To further expedite the job I decided to use the self checkout. As usual I buggered up the machine and had to wait five minutes for the young lady to come and sort it all out. I wasted a further couple of minutes chatting to this angel of mercy and then went to customer services to get a paper and the damn tobacco.Great, only one old dear in front of me. As always seems to be the case when I’m rushing the daft old bat was checking a bag full of lottery tickets. Another ten minutes gone. Out I scuttled, untied the dogs and we set off back. Twenty yards from home the heavens opened…….blessed I am. God rewards the righteous and conversely….. the devil  looks after his own.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   The view from the van. The water creeps nearer. Alfie has a jacket for such days as his coat is a bit sparse and he feels the cold.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   The road to the shops. This is the nadir of our route and proved easily fordable.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   These fields have just been drilled. I’ll keep out of the farmers way. I suspect he is not going to be a happy little farmer.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   It is a devastating picture……hopefully things will dry out and allow these areas to be re seeded.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   Water comes from above and from below. all in all it’s very exciting.

Anyone remember the drought?

In my haste I forgot loads of things whilst provisioning so will have to go again tomorrow.

That’s all for today. Keep safe and keep dry.

27 comments:

  1. As you say Adrian, it's all very exciting....that is so long as you don't have a river running through your front room....

    -Trevor

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    1. Flooding is not a laughing matter. I notice that the home counties don't seem to suffer.

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  2. This continuous rain is becoming tiresome.
    I managed a supply run yesterday; the track down from the cottage is like a river. At least I shouldn't be flooded staying up a mountain.
    Hopefully those fields will survive all this rain.

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    1. It's not too bad when you get out in it. Watch out for landslips. The fields will need re-seeding in places as they were only drilled in that last week or so. The seed will all be down at one end.

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  3. Looks like you're having some pretty bad weather up there int t'north at the moment Adrian! Hope you've got some floatation tyres on that van?..

    As long as you didn't forget the Bells and baccy on your shopping trip I reckon the best thing you can do is throw out the anchor, batten down the hatches and indulge yourself while weathering out the storm!...stay safe (and dry)...[;o)

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    1. The van is okay where it is. I forgot the Bells two weeks running...I feel like a Muslim or Methodist. I'll have to get a funny hat or a tea towel to wear.

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  4. I live in a horrid building up out the of way, no fear of drowning. But, for all them in the town, its not so good. Love your pictures.

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  5. We could never imagine this much rain. Since it's so flat here the water drains ever so slowly. the subsoil is clay so the water just lays there.
    It really looks like miserable weather for you.
    You are going to have to put a hitch behind your camper and pull a little car and then you won't have to walk.

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    1. The car behind the van is a good but expensive option.

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  6. That's a lot of rain! The rain predicted for today has not yet arrived, but the sky is overcast, chilly but not cold. That could be quite a mess to maneuver. I hope some sunshine comes your way soon.

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  7. Wow, your weather sure is bad, the little spring sure is spewing out the water. Let's hope that you are able to get out of the area if the water rises any higher. You may have to go to higher & dryer ground. Take care and stay dry.

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  8. That's a lot of rain.....I can't get over how much has fallen in these pics. That's not good for the farmers. I always laugh seeing your dogs......I can see them running into the water and getting all muddy and having fun. Enjoy it....I think I would as well:)

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    1. They are in and out of the water non stop. Mucky little devils.

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  9. Adrian it looks awful, I hope it stops soon. Enough is enough. Cheers,

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    1. It is worse for the folk of Morpeth just up the road. They are swimming up there.

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  10. Just a quick note.....We didn't get anything like a foot of rain....I was exaggerating a touch. It's all blown through now.

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    1. Due to circumstances beyond my control I am back to rolling my own. There are many and varied sources for roll ones own. Morrisons have regular tobacco.

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  12. You perverse? Never Adrian..
    We do seem to be getting some pretty extreme weather in a lot of the UK right now....You take care.

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    1. I am....a bit....It's autumn par for the season.

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  13. Looks like you might have to get a house-boat instead...

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  14. Too bad you can't trade rain in for tobacco.

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    1. I probably could if I managed to package it.

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