Being used to the comparatively 'tame' River Thames, the concept of large-scale flooding is pretty new to me, so I took the bike for a spin to inspect the local watergeddon, whilst paying a visit to my local patch- the Camp Lane Pits at Grimley...
|The Camp House Inn, a small pub on the edge of Grimley, is now accessible only by boat. Funnily enough, a big banner across the front of the pub stresses that they are still 'OPEN'... presumably for the local Swans.|
|Flooded fields in Grimley. The river would usually be somewhere way off in the distance to the right of the image.|
|The northern end of Grimley village hasn't been able to avoid the flood water either...|
The Camp Lane Pits themselves were fairly quiet on the bird front, but a smart female Goosander was on the main lake amongst low numbers of Gadwall, Pochard and Tufted Duck, before it flew off high north late in the afternoon.
|The bird took off and showed what appears a red colour ring on its right leg. Cool...|
|One of one Meadow Pipits on site today.|
These shots of the floods were taken a few days ago in Worcester. The river has since risen another half metre of so, and has almost completely cut off the University from the city centre. Madness!
|The mouth of the River Amazon.|
|Whilst it may look like a lake, this is usually a race course.|
|A minor tap malfunction at the Vue Bar.|
|Worcester's main road bridge...|
|This road leading up to the Uni is now impassable...|
|A dead end...|