Saturday, July 01, 2006
The picture on the left is the view fom my apartment on Wednesday evening. The boat you can see is where the edge of the river usually is. You can't see it very well in the photo, but part of the railway track is flooded as well. The picture on the right is the view from my office on Wednesday afternoon. The two lines of trees give a good indication of where the river banks are.
. . . . but there have been reports of Striped Bass swimming down the street in a town upstream.
I only had the minor inconvenience of a couple of disrupted journeys (the trainline I commute on runs behind the first lot of buildings you can seein the picture on the right, and it was flooded out) but many people had it a lot worse. Thankfully, the waters are now receding and in this part of the world the river seems to be mainly back within its banks, if still high, fast flowing, very brown, and a bit smelly.