3rd January 2014 – Solway flooding…

I’ll let the pictures do the talking, these were taken from the end of my road!…

Looking west along the marsh road from Dykesfield/Longburgh

Looking west along the marsh road from Longburgh

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There's always one that ignores advice and thinks they'll get through...

There’s always one that thinks they’ll get through…

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Although the water level had dropped by late afternoon, the road was still impassable and closed to traffic…

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The photos below were taken from Easton road end overlooking Burgh Marsh…

Looking west towards Drumburgh

Looking west towards Drumburgh

Looking east towards Boustead Hill/Burgh-by-Sands

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The sign saying how deep the water is (on the left) is almost completely submerged...

The sign saying how deep the water is (on the left) is almost completely submerged…

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Even the embankment was breached at Easton

Even the embankment was breached at Easton

 Seeing the Solway like this always reminds me just who is the boss! We might like to think we’re in control of things but we’re really not…

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4 Responses to 3rd January 2014 – Solway flooding…

  1. Carl Baggott says:

    Blimey Darren that’s a lot of water. Seeing the sites around the UK at the moment makes me glad that I live on high ground. I think the silver car might just take a bit of drying out. I wonder where it will end up if the water comes up any further on the next high tide?

  2. neil says:

    My father in laws friend thought he could drive through one a year ago heading to the caravan site, he should of known better. A total right off, not as deep as your photos but the salt wrecked his electrics

  3. Julie says:

    Brilliant photos of high tide.
    We live at the other side of the marsh,it always amazes me at high tide,but I’m glad it does not happen that often.

  4. margaret says:

    brilliant photos! thanks so much for sharing. takes me back to my childhood at boustead hill.

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