The local farmer dredging the build up of weeds and mud in the roadside channels near Kirkby in Furness in anticipation of the winter rains. A series of bad winter storms and floods in recent years has meant this job is probably at the top of his 'to do' list. So far this year we have had no storms and unusually warm weather but I won't tempt fate by predicting that we have escaped as a wet week ahead has been forecast so those cleared channels may yet be filling up.
Moving from the west coast east and over the Pennine hills to Yorkshire
here is the River Aire whose banks could not contain the deluge of the 2015 winter storms, reached record levels and flooded towns, cities and villages. This is the groundwork going on near Buck Hill where they were dredging the river in 2016 and also
while clearing and building the drainage channels. You can see I had the ideal view of both drainage channels and river from the Buck Hill cast iron footbridge, built in 1889, which unlike many of the bridges in the area had weathered the storm.
An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at D here