Saturday, 14 February 2009

Weather Report

Well, the second storm didn't happen, thankfully, and our weather has become calmer but colder! Cold I can cope with (as long as there's no white stuff to go with it!!) at least then there's a chance of getting some exercise in the form of a walk!

Loyat ,a pretty little town between home and Ploermel, and at one end of Lac au Duc. As you can see from the map(page 2), our (yellow) route takes us through the bottom end of the village crossing the river Yvel , just before joining the main road to Ploermel. Normally a slow moving river about 4 metres wide, l'Yvel meanders alongside the roadway, under a couple of bridges then eventually into the lake - but not at the moment!

Thursday we decided to make the most of the dry, bright spell and went for a good walk along the Voie Vert (Green Way) near Loyat and these are photos of this normally placid river -remember that this is some 5 days after our last downpour so the levels have already dropped!!

Fishermen's access to the river bank & footbridge, all but gone!

Just a small verge seperating the lake and river!

Bridge arches all but submerged - this bridge was swept away by floods in 2005 and has only just been rebuilt ! I would guess that more than 3/4 of the arches are submerged this time!

Tall trees show the natural position of the river bank

This one tells is own story!

Do you think the chickens made it to dry ground ??

The animals - waiting two by two !

What a face ! As cute as he was, this has got to be the stuff that nightmares are made of :-) Just look at his teeth though !!!

Too late for Christmas, a whole branch of mistletoe ripped off ...

.... and I guess no flooding for these 'folk who live on the hill'!! Yes - all in all you could say we've had a drop of rain !!!

This afternoon I am off to do a photo shoot of the 3 days old Breton Harras foal belonging to one of our neighbours, so be prepared for some A...aah! photos soon!!!!!


Kristie said...

Wow! What terrible flooding! Can't wait to see the photos of the colt! We have a new colt due in about 6 weeks! Can't wait!
Kristie said...

I can't wait to see the A...aah! photos...