Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Bigger Rain

Well, that was an impressive storm .

Ironically enough, the digger had returned first thing yesterday morning to repair the hole, again.

Watching the river of rainwater flowing across the fields and down across the path, over the newly filled in hole, I began to suspect further repairs may be necessary.

As it turned out, the hole withstood the tide rather well, but the path itself has lost a lot of its surface. Great grooves have been gouged out and bare rubble remains.

The tea room flooded again, a couple of paths in the woods were washed away and the bridge which forms the only access to one of our holiday cottages was swept away entirely, stranding the elderly holidaymakers within. Needless to say it has been an incredibly busy day, especially for our wardens. They have been dashing about in waders, putting things right, building temporary bridges, mending pathways and just being rugged.

Given the unsettled forecast I comfort myself with the expectation of lots more warden in waders action during the week.

6 comments:

zak said...

Men in waders, eh? In my rather less exciting life, I can at least report that next week the mum and todder group is to get a visit from some firemen and a fire engine, an event which has, I suspect, been arranged to benefit the mothers more than the toddlers.
"horray for fireman sam, he's really big and strong
Horray for fireman sam, his hose is really long..."

cogidubnus said...

There is (or should be) one huge comfort from all this...with a bit of luck that bloody horrible childrens walk, together with accompanying naff painted plywood constructions, should be totally washed away or buried...if perchance any part of it isn't then here is your ideal opportunity to discretely make it so...

monica said...

rugged men, thigh deep in rubber ... i feel quite overcome.

bring on the rains!!

stitchwort said...

"Wardens in waders" - sounds like a photo essay.

*HINT, HINT*

Doris said...

Zak - the best possible combination is when we have an emergency salvage exercise involving our wardens working alongside the fire brigade.

Cogidubnus - funny you should mention that....

Monica - I'm not sure if it's possible to get any wetter down here.

Stitchwort - hint taken! I shall complete my pervy image by taking some candid photography of the wardens next time they rubber up.

Boz said...

I'm looking forward to Lovely Wader. Bit like Darth Wader. Only less of the planet conquering and more of the, um, wardening. Can the Wardens channel The Force?? Or at least, The Fence?!

Techically this probably makes you Princess Doris or something - but this is where this analogy starts getting really flippin' dubious...