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Cadair Idris by Helen in Wales
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1/52 for the 2014 Weekly Alphabet Challenge

This week's theme was: A is for Aftermath

It's not been pleasant, or even safe, to go out into the storms this week, and the nearby town of Barmouth has taken a battering with waves coming right over the harbour wall. But finally the wind and rain died down and I took a slight detour on the way to the Co-op and snapped this at Llanelltyd.

The "pond" is the aftermath of the flooding and shouldn't be there. Rather a feeble "aftermath", I admit, compared to a lot of what I've seen online, but it was the coast getting the brunt of the weather, not my town which is a few miles inland. The bottom of our garden didn't even flood and it does that regularly in the winter.

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sartorias From: sartorias Date: January 4th, 2014 05:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is so scary. Reminds me of being flooded twice while living on the beach, in '81-4.) I've had dreams of crashing ocean floods ever since.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: January 4th, 2014 08:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thankfully, though the bottom of the garden floods regularly, the house is built on a steep slope and the garden is quite large, so there's no way the house could flood -- unless a stream flowing from higher up somehow got diverted. But even then, I don't think it would endanger the house because the most direct route downhill would take it down the steps at the side.
paragraphs From: paragraphs Date: January 4th, 2014 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
The rains have been incredible there!!! Nick's down in Plymouth and they've taken a battering too. The pictures there, and the pictures in Canada, have been unreal.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: January 4th, 2014 08:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, the South West of England has been particularly hard hit. It's really scary.
khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: January 4th, 2014 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
We've been hearing about the floods and storms over there. Glad you haven't been too badly impacted.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: January 4th, 2014 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
As usual, they media have been hunting out the most extreme examples. That's not to say that people aren't suffering and it's been horribly wet and stormy here, but it's only certain places that have had severe problems.
asakiyume From: asakiyume Date: January 5th, 2014 03:04 am (UTC) (Link)
That's pretty serious flooding all the same! Is it deep?
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: January 5th, 2014 11:09 am (UTC) (Link)
The "pond" was probably a foot or so in the middle, just a giant puddle really. However, from the way the grass was flattened and the swathes of vegetation left dumped on the field, the whole meadow must have been underwater at the height of the flooding. That often happens at the wettest times of year, but I think the road had been submerged too, which happens more rarely.
carl_allery From: carl_allery Date: January 5th, 2014 10:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Nice moody photo, especially the light.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: January 5th, 2014 11:10 am (UTC) (Link)
It was about 2.30 in the afternoon and already seemed to be going dark! :(
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