The rain came down all day yesterday, and this is what happened very quickly. We started cancelling people at 1pm, it was wet, but everything was still passable. The club called and cancelled at 2.30pm. We wanted to make sure that none of the guests got stranded. Some people didn't get home til midnight, having started out at 11am, but at least they got home. It could have been a lot worse some people who were trying to get away on holiday got stuck on the M5 all night - imagine a car full of holiday stuff, kids, dogs and not going anywhere apart from your car for 12 hours. One friend had to abandon her car, and walked thigh deep in water for about 4 miles to get home; another friend ended up stopping with strangers who invited him in for shelter when he got stranded 15 miles from home.
These pictures are of the Rec - the playing fields, you can never normally see any water from either of these views.
The next picture is the of the childrens park:
Then we have the Basin where the narrow boats moor:
And it must be bad as the BBC are here filming:
Here are a few more photos:
These people couldn't get out of the hotel as the car park is flooded. Can you believe that they allowed guests to park in the car park knowing how much rain had fallen!
And finally a blog post wouldn't be complete without a shot of DD:
Luckily we are all fine, and no-one got stranded but there are lots of people whos houses have been badly affected, and people who cannot get out of there villages. More rain has been forecast. Let's just hope that the current water gets the chance to go away before any more falls.