SIX FEET UNDER…

SIX FEET UNDER…

Six Feet Under… Actually, it was more like about six meters under. Unless you’ve been living under a rock or maybe live on the other side of the planet, you can’t have missed the fact that it’s pissed it down with rain in North Yorkshire. This week, it rained non stop for two days, and when it does that you know what happens. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much flood water before around here, not in my lifetime up to now. It’s been a week of wonder, wowzers and what the…  I’ve had that hairy white water rafting experience, in my vauxhall vectra, I didn’t really like that, I’d rather do a skydive. Eight miles of ridiculous volumes of muddy water up to 3 foot in places, doing 15 knot torrents across the roads. I don’t know how my car made it, must be my expert driving. Ha! I have to be honest, I did almost shit myself at times.  I’m pretty sure I closed my eyes a few times, please dont let the water in… please don’t conk out… But we made it. The car coughed a bit the following day, but she’s fine now. I did give her a little ‘good mowtah’ pat on the bonnet.

Anyway, to the matter in hand. Today I couldn’t resist going to York to have a look at the floods. York is where I went to college yonks ago, and has also been my old stomping ground  on and off over the years.  One way I gauge how bad the floods in York are is by looking at the Kings Arms. This is a pub we always have a pint in when I’m in town. The pub’s right on the river, more or less in the centre of York. When I saw the pub today, I couldn’t help slipping a ‘holy fuck’ out. I’m not going to ramble on too much, But I’ll just point out what was what. Those of you who know York will know where the photo’s were taken anyway…

This is The Kings Arms. There’s a load of picnic tables under there somewhere… You can see the entrance door, I’ve never ever seen the water up as high as that.
This is Just off Leeman road, York Eye in the background. The river bust its bank to the right of here… I love reflections!
York is the home of Nestle Chocolate, you’d think they’d had a spillage. Charlie and The Chocolate factory. This was the River Ouse at midday today, full pelt. It looks quite calm in this picture, but it was furious under the bridge, you would have been in serious trouble if you’d slipped in, the current was honking.
Another one of my drinking holes, The Lowther… Scuba Gear required to purchase a pint…
They weren’t so bonkers were they, building on hills… Cliffords Tower…
Not sure how much water these would have held off?
I think this is usually a car park…
Flood Barriers… In some places the water was up to about 2 inches off the back of these… Any more rain and there might have been a bit of a crisis..
I know there’s not supposed to be water there, but it looks quite nice doesn’t it…
I don’t think they were looting?
The pub run… erm… I mean swim…
These Geese were having a blast. I’ve never seen these birds so cheerful, I was watching them play in the water for ages, they were loving it… this was on top of a car park, which was meters under water…
This was the bottom of the Museum Gardens. I was sat pond-ering the water when a rat scuttled past behind where I was sitting… I don’t do rodents! Swift exit…

So there we have it, a few shots from todays mini adventure. One thing’s for sure, tourism was booming in the city today, it hasn’t effected that one bit. I hope there’s not too much damage when the water subsides. One of natures little hello’s, messy, but awesome to look at all the same. Feel free to leave comments at the bottom of the page…

Until next time…

Captain Over & Out… x

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Amazing pictures Jayne – can’t believe it! Glad the old car got you home safely hun! It is raining here today ( first time in a while to be honest) and I was moaning about it, but now I shall stop!!! BTW – looking for a carpet fitter – you keen???!!!

  2. That’s brilliant Jayne and brings back some memories of York College and nights out in Lendal Cellars. You are such a talented young lady.

  3. I bet you miss our little huggies xx

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