Tuesday, 31 January 2017


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
bank building

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



Melody Steenkamp said...

Now thats a good choice for D although it can cause a lot of timeloss travelling if one comes across this kind of work .... still its necessary

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carol l mckenna said...

Unique choice for D ~ and in the first photo ~ the machine almost looks toy like ~ so colorful ~ lovely photos ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful week ~ ^_^

Trubes said...

Clever and imaginative post Joy,
The little dredging machines look like Dinky toys.
I was half hoping there may be some pictures of the Cumbrian Fells,
I found that part of Cumbria fascinating, we had a holiday there in the
midst of winter, we loved it, stayed near to Alston,
Best wishes,
Di.ABCW team.

Roger Owen Green said...

love that walkway