Well I can only start this blog post by mentioning the staggering rainfall that Seaton and the surrounding area witnessed last night.
Very sadly this led to many properties in Seaton being flooded out, and my heart goes out to all those who have fallen victim of this. The Fire Brigade were in my road for most of the evening, as the torrent of water in the below video (almost destroying a neighbours fence) was pouring right into someone's kitchen a little further down the hill. Our local Fire Station received over 30 calls during the night, they had to call in a further three appliances to assist.
And it was no surprise to see the river valley full to the brim this morning...
|Looking south from the A3052. On an average day you wouldn't be able to see any water from this viewpoint.|
|The A3052 itself. That campervan was still there at 3pm today, this photo was taken at 07:40!|
By this afternoon much of the flood water south of the A3052 had rescinded, thankfully. Although Seaton Marshes remained much wetter than it has been for what feels like about five years! I took this at 5pm ish...
|Looking like a proper marsh at last!|
And the reason why I was there? Well to walk the dog along the cycle track of course. The fact Clive shortly before found two Whooper Swans on the flood water (viewable in the picture above) was a pure coincidence!
|Sadly I didn't have the chance to get to a closer view point, so pleased to see them though!|
|Love how the yellow bills are so vivid in this pic. These two birds could well have been in Iceland at dawn yesterday.|