Monday, 7 January 2013

Just One Word !

If you were to sum up 2012 in just one word - what would yours be ?

Mine would have to be 'WET' as it started raining in May, and it hasn't
 stopped for very long all year.  Every month we heard reports of  the wettest month since records began and every month it continued to rain, but - 'WET' hasn't given up even now in 2013 as it is still raining!

Those of you who follow my Blog know that I spend lots of hours walking along the Nantes to Brest canal, and you've seen photos of still waters reflecting banks lined with trees - well,  now look at it .  White water rafting anyone ?

Last time we were at this same spot we walked along by the trees now growing out of a mini lake, today we had to use the roadway.

 Bear in mind that the towpath is normally some 2-3 feet above the canal.

Bad news for us, but these guys didn't mind !

Thankfully there were no boats around, as I don't quite know what would have happened if these lock gates needed to open as they are barely holding the water back as it is !

Luckier than many people all over Europe,  this is the only flooding we've had to contend with but now you understand why my one word to describe 2012 is 'WET' !


Annelies said...

I wish you a very happy 2013 with I hope not so much rain !

QuiltSue said...

Yep, I'd go for the same word for us in the UK too.