Monday 6th January 2014
Having commented on my last blog post about not necessarily posting photos for every single day I actually took the camera with me when I went shopping in Wimborne this lunchtime. Those of you in the UK have most probably seen about the flooding at Iford Bridge in Christchurch, near the mouth of the Stour. Well, Wimborne is a few miles upstream, but the river is in full flood here.
This shot is taken from the bridge at Oakley Hill (the main road from Poole and Merely into Wimborne).
And this from the Wimborne side of the bridge looking back towards Merely.
You can make out the normal course of the river in the centre of the photo.
Over the other side of the road, this was the view of Wimborne.
As I crossed back over the road we had rain and sun, and I ran and dodged the traffic just in time to catch a rainbow as it faded.
After I’d done my shopping I drove through Wimborne and crossed back over Julians Bridge (the road to Corfe Mullen), where I took these photos.
This is Julians Bridge.
Another foot rise in the level and the water will be over the road.
This fence seems to be taking a battering.
And the sun coming through the clouds behind the flooded fields.
I particularly like that last shot.
And, of course, I should mention our walk this morning which was over to Upton Heath. Here’s Max on the heath …
No sign of deer today, thank goodness.