Friday, February 14, 2014

High tides

floods

I really do promise to get off of the weather topic – art and philosophy by the weekend…

The Economist published a story about the rising rivers throughout the area: I live in the vicinity of Poole (fortunately on a third-floor apartment) but the whole area up to the Thames has been affected.  Since I’m usually traversing the Bournemouth / Southampton / Reading motorways towards the northeast, I’ve been passing through the teeth of it ever since the holidays.

It’s may be time for the British to take a more Dutch attitude to rising waters (that from the Guardian, not the Dutch…)

DSC03576 (1300x956)A high tide and wind-driven waves brought Poole Harbour up into the Sandbanks Beach community today.  They had to mount sandbags around the local Tesco; a neighbor said that they had knee-deep water in their apartment.  When the sea receded, the pathways had washed out, boats had washed up, and businesses along the spit were digging out.

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It’s been an amazing run of weather – finally starting to get warmer, but not yet drier.

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