Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Thackley and Esholt 3



Oh dear... I had forgotten that a walk along the riverbank might not be so pleasant at the moment. The trees and banks are still strewn with debris left by the Boxing Day floods and in parts the path itself is barely negotiable. There have been many volunteer 'clean-up' days but it doesn't look like they have got this far yet. Anyway, it would be pretty difficult and not very safe to collect up the plastic and waste that is lodged in the branches overhanging the still fast-flowing river.  Here is someone's mattress - perhaps out of a caravan or something.


A trailer from a farm or industrial unit is lodged against the bridge.


Further down there are tyres and a huge metal container, swept several miles downstream from the Baildon Bridge area. I also saw a large wooden pallet and a car hubcap way up high in a tree, and plastic plant pots everywhere, perhaps from my friend's allotments!

A little further on there is a long section of collapsed stone wall that will keep a dry-stone-waller busy all summer. And oh, the mud everywhere!


9 comments:

  1. Hi Jenny - it wasn't so long ago was it ... so much work to do. At least the dry stone wall will be repaired and that's good news. Ghastly mess in the river - but floods will take all as they rush past ... cheers Hilary

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  2. Floods like this are so scary Jenny. The capacity and force of the water must have been strong to sweep everything out of its way like that. Thankfully the stone wall can be repaired!

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  3. Like your floods, our melting snow revealed a lot of " stuff" it's crazy to me....ill do my part in the clean up!

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  4. Considering how bad the flooding was, that much debris can be expected.

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  5. That certainly gives you an idea of the amount of flooding!

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  6. We have volunteer groups that do clean up like that, too! Always a lot to be done after the winter!

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  7. What a shame. I know that the volunteers have been working exceptionally hard. It must be dispiriting when they come across more trash, like this.

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