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Time for a truly British rant.

It absolutely chucked it down and blew a gale all day yesterday, non-stop. And I mean non-stop. So when I took my daughter to a party out in the sticks last night I had to drive through some substantial patches of flooded road, including one in a dip that I simply didn't see until I hit it.

I came home via another country route that I cycle frequently because I couldn't think of a dip in that particular road that would flood. What I did come across was a new river (apparently) coursing across a dip I had forgotten about. I reckion the water must have been at least three feet deep! I then had to reverse back up the single track road for about 150 yards to a farm, by which time my neck was killing me, and then go back the way I had come.

The only good things were that the 159 didn't miss a beat and that those vredestien sessanta tyres are easily the best wet-weather tyres I have ever had the pleasure of driving on.

Anyway, got up this morning to the sun streaming in the window and now, an hour and a half later, the weather's as bad as it was yesterday. What a non-bloody-weekend this has turned out to be.

Still, at least I'm not one of the 1,700 fell-runners missing in The Lakes:eek:
 
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Yes, looks like some people had a rough night up there.

Rained here on Friday and we all get a bit damp sitting outside the
bar under an awning. :(


Still very mild here. Mosquitoes are still around.
Got bitten twice yesterday. :rant:
 

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I feel you are a wee bit OTT Fraser.....Gales......It was high winds.....I hate to correct you youngsters but the last time we had a real gale was around 1967 + or - 2 years .Years before healf n safety .I was a wee paper boy and was half way around my round when my bodily functions came off of auto pilot and realised what I thought were cars in the middle of the road were actually garden sheds. Now that was a gale.
I feel I am an authority on this matter as I survived Hurrican Erin in Florida 1994 ..We were in Orlando...the yanks evacuated all the florida key residents to orlando...I watched this on tv and said to the gang we are safe they wouldn'y be daft enough to evacute people into danger.....Got up next day switched on TV ...yep you have guessed it....."Hurrican Erin has changed course during the night and is heading strainght for ORLANDO..The eye of the storm passed us about 2 miles up the road from our motel....And comparing the last few days to hurrican erin...the last few days was just a wee breeze......


Re the missing runners only around 14 are now unaccounted for ...good news.

PS the Clyde flood plain at the raith is well saturated.God help those further downstream.

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i was in anglesey yesterday, with the full force of the wind blowing in off the irish sea - there was some major swell at trearddur bay and horizontal driving rain on and off for the majority of the day, very wild indeed but spectacular all the same. today was bright sunshine but we drove home through snowdonia where it persisted it down, only for the sun to make a re-appearance as soon as we got back to the coast and headed east:cool: my car is covered in salt from all the sea spray though:mad:
 

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Yes, looks like some people had a rough night up there.

Rained here on Friday and we all get a bit damp sitting outside the
bar under an awning. :(


Still very mild here. Mosquitoes are still around.
Got bitten twice yesterday. :rant:
Nev, its not big and its not funny any more, and we are all fed up of your weather down there on the Cote d'Azur, so please shut up until it is minus 5 and snowing.
That should keep you quiet for some time. ;)

PS, do you know if anyone down there would like a house swap for a couple of years, maybe until their retirement? :)
 

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:cry: :cry: :cry: Andy,I think thats our forecast for this coming week...Unless they have it wrong again.:rant:

Pomeo
Bad luck mate, you have drawn the short straw up there - how on earth did the kilt get invented, you have glacial conditions in the Winter, and then you are eaten alive by midges in the Summer. ;)
 

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The kilt's just about the warmest garment known to man. No protection against midges though.......:eek: :eek:
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So thats where the phrases make love not war originated from then and ready for action men.No protection for STD either tho Fraser.
I'll stick to my jeans....I still get a chill to the bone watching Liam Neeson in Rob Roy having his bath in the loch.......No NAe never......Med or further south OK But Scotland No way Jose.

Pomeo
 
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