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yob kulcha
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:30 pm    Post subject: wet wet wet Reply with quote

We were out for a walk on Sunday, around Flanders Moss (no Geocaching - just a walk. Shhh! Don't tell anyone).
The walk took us up to the River Forth and at several points the path just disappeared straight into the swollen river. A great deal of it was also heavily waterlogged and boggy/muddy. The previous week we were up at Loch Katrine and noted that Loch Ard seemed very high, many of the trees surrounding it were submerged above their roots.
I see now that the Clydeside TB Motel has been washed away.

We've only been walking as a hobby for a couple of years and so we're not sure if this is perfectly reasonable for our soggy wee country or if the water levels are rising distressingly high.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here was me thinking you had spare tickets for a concert Weeping Weeping

Not to sure about the river levels I am afraid! Don'tknow
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has been wet everywhere. When we flew over France to Chambery a couple of weeks ago, many of the fields were overrun with water and looked like lakes from the plane, and rivers had burst their banks in places. Once we landed I noticed that the rivers along the roadside were so high that the water was almost lapping at the road edges. By the time we left a week later, the water level had gone down leaving scum, muck and rotting vegetation everywhere. Lovely!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My parents have had a caravan, backing onto the river in Kenmore for about 12 years. When we went up on Sunday to check it over for them there is evidence the river must have been right up in the caravan park and almost into the flowers around their van. First time we have ever seen it come that high.

Although the river is almost back down to where it should be the ground is all wet and boggy in front of the vans. Welly boots and snorkels a neccessity for staying there at the moment
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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We were out for a walk on Sunday, around Flanders Moss


I've got some fond memories of Flanders Moss. I spent a week there
(long time ago) clearing birch trees from the bogland.
As for the wet, wet, wetness. The winters do seem to be getting wetter
and milder. ARAAHP and I were caching in Strathearn last month, and the
place was badly flooded. Global warming, or just another period of mother
natures ever changing moods?
I know one thing for sure, at the rate we're going, we'll have bled the planet
dry within the next century Sad
Let's hope that our children can do what our glorious leaders have failed to do.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another cache swept away by exceptionally high tides - Erskine Beach.
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