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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.
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Friday, 3 January 2014

ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE. (03/01/14)

At eleven o’clock this morning thing were not looking good._MG_2549    The water was drawing ever closer to the van.

_MG_2551   The burn on the left of this picture had not only burst it’s banks but risen over the level of the bund that contains Rusty’s trout in their pond.

_MG_2555 At eleven twenty five an hour and a quarter before high water it was time to move up the hill. The van was in danger of inundation. I moved the truck and went to help the other four campers but they had seen and with Rusty’s help had followed me up the hill.

_MG_2563   In Garlieston the water was creeping higher.

_MG_2564   The Village Hall. The Saltire flying in defiance.

_MG_2567High water at the camp site.

_MG_2566 My friend Bob with the dogs friend Purdy. What an end to the holiday.

There was no chance of stopping as the next high water tonight is liable to be just as bad. A sad end to a brilliant fortnight.

I just hope the pigs are okay. They hate rain and go into their shelters. There did look to be enough headroom for them to breathe, I hope so. Bob is going to give Rusty a ring in a while. Meanwhile we are in Moffat for a couple of nights. Longer if the Forth Bridge is shut on Sunday.

It has not been kind weather wise. There are many folk much worse off so I should be grateful.

I’ll report from Moffat tomorrow.

(An update at 1840h the pigs survived. A great result for a non Jesus animal. I can’t quote the bible but it is an interesting book. I’ll give it a whirl:

‘Thy shall not eat of the swine for though it has cloven hoof it cheweth not the cud.’

I think I remembered the passage but if not I got the gist of it even down to the wonderful ‘Cheweth.’

Great the little beasts survived, I was really worried.)

38 comments:

  1. Adrian fortunately we heard this message because we hieren of those scary things hopefully goes well tomorrow we hope to hear from you again, for what it is, but again nothing.

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  2. Bass, you are better organised in Holland. This has not flooded in years. It is scary what can happen in minutes when a dyke is breached.

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  3. Things don't look very good over there. I hope you guys stay safe!

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  4. We are good Mersad. Thank you.

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  5. Really good pictures. I'm surprised at how clear the water looks. Glad the pigs survived. My brother once lost his entire flock of sheep to a flood. That was the first and last sheep he ever owned. I'm not sure why they drowned. There was dry land nearby. Maybe they were chewing their cud.

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    1. David, the clear is down to processing. The sewers have lifted their manholes. It's a mess.
      The pigs were within an inch of drowning. There is a god for pigs.

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  6. It looks rather dismal, the river has broken it's side. I am sorry for you.

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    1. Bob the weather has been awful all over Christmas. Without the bad I don't appreciate the good.

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  7. Glad you are safe. Travel safely too. Even Stornoway's North Beach (the road at the Inner Harbour) flooded. It's all a bit horrendous up there in the UK by the look of things. I shall tell people here to stop complaining about the 30°C being too hot! (It's just perfect for me.)

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    1. Graham, I head for bad weather. It is exciting.
      Here it is a balmy six degrees but pisses down and blows fit to bust every couple of days. It's not normal but weather in the gulf stream or north Atlantic drift never is.
      I blame Thatcher, Dithery and the Queen.

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  8. That sure does look like a lot of water, lucky you had a hill for the retreat. I'm off to Brazil on Monday, it's been raining a lot there, too. I'll keep an eye out for distressed pigs. I like pigs, very intelligent animals.

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    1. Pauline, the dogs thought it was wonderful, the first time they'd seen the seaside come to them. Have a good time in Brazil. There's an awful lot of coffee there.

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  9. I guess the trout escaped then too?

    Can't help the weather ~ she will do what she pleases and we are subject to her kindle ness or fury.

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    1. Carol, the trout are mostly sleeping on the bottom in winter. We have had weeks of little daylight, rain and wind. It will get better. Snow forecast for this afternoon.

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    2. And what was the significance of the One Hundred and Five title? Couldn't be inches surely? Millimetres of rain perhaps but you don't do metric there do you?

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    3. It's an hour and a quarter in minutes. It was the time before high water when i moved the van.

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    4. I might be mistaken but 60 minutes in an hour plus a quarter of that is 15 minutes which equals 75 minutes.

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    5. I meant an hour and three quarters.

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  10. I did the hard work and looked up the Bible passages. Everything is in there twice, you know, even the ten commandments. What you remembered, almost perfectly, is in Leviticus chapter 11 and Deuteronomy chapter 14.

    You're most welcome.

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    1. Bob, many thanks. It is a wonderful passage.

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  11. Regarding the pigs - you're all heart or were you thinking of the next pork roast? Regarding biblical sayings about floods..."They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. And thus it was in Garlieston at New Year time when the village was visited by the prophet Adrian who brought debauchery unto that place and arouseth the wrath of God"

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    1. YP, I wish I had the energy for debauchery.

      I must admit to being thankful that I'd purchased another pork loin before the flood.

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  12. Oh, goodness! Glad you had wheels to move to higher ground. Very worrisome when so much flooding occurs.

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    1. Glo, It's the speed it arrives at that is so amazing.

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  13. Your rotten weather has been on the news here. I hope that it doesn't get any worse for you. The tides really put you on edge as you know they're coming. Keep safe and dry if possible.

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    1. Red, they give flood warnings but they had been doing for over a week. When nothing happens one is tempted to ignore them.

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  14. Oh, goodness! Glad you had wheels to move to higher ground!

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  15. HI Adrian. What an experience for you, the other campers and the pigs. I am glad you all survived it and can show photos to prove it. was impressed you remembered the quote from the Bible. more and more floods are forecast in the Bible so people need to be ready. please stay safe and out of danger.

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    1. Margaret, I can remember bits of the bible. It has some amusing passages.

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  16. You are fortunate you can move your home to safety in that sort of weather Adrian.

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  17. Wow, that's grim, it's a good job that you have a hill or slope to use. All the more poignant when you depict all the things you've used in your time here for photographic material.

    Cannot hack some of the Shakespearian stuff in the Authorised version adored by literary scholars, the NIV although less accurate is much more understandable to a picture man like me.

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    1. Jay, had there not been a slope I would have moved much earlier. I enjoy bits of the bible though I must confess that I don't own a copy.

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  18. Bufff .. Water, water and more water: (((It was necessary, but more slowly
    Sorry for the people that your home is flooded.
    You when you see wrong, you go to another site.
    Hope you're well.
    a hug.

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    1. Laura, I am fortunate, I can just run away. People with flooded houses I feel very sorry for.

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  19. I hope everyone's fine over there.

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    1. Maria, we are all fine thanks. The dogs get a haircut tomorrow.

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