Thursday, 28 June 2012
I've taken many photos of Saltaire's New Mill from more or less this spot - but I don't think I've ever seen anyone in the river before. This was taken a couple of weeks ago and before the recent heavy rain (a month's worth fell in 24 hours), which has caused all sorts of problems across the region this week (see here). It was a warm day and these boys had decided to brave the weir. I would have thought there was quite a power to the water over the weir (there used to be a water-powered mill here and they are thinking now of installing a small hydro-electric plant) but they didn't seem to be having any difficulty. Brave or foolhardy... boys will be boys.