It rained and rained on Friday night and into the early hours of Saturday. We took Louis for his usual stroll down the valley but well before we got there you could hear the river.
We’ve seen the Ladybrook after storms before but nothing like this. I had taken the camera with me and took a few photos. The light wasn’t good and I had post-vino shakes but the picture below shows the river in full flow.
At this point there is a set of stepping stones – they usually stick out of the river by about a foot. I guess that they are about three foot under water in this picture. Just before this bit there was a tree down as its roots had been uncovered by the force of the water.
There’s a bridge over the river further along and the water was lapping over this so I went to take a look despite Sue telling me off. Louis had to follow and spotted two footballs that had somehow been washed down and were stuck at the bridge. Needless to say he was interested in rescuing them so we had to leave to stop him from trying to get them. As we were going I slipped and went A over T much to the amusement of Sue.