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Nice work Martyn

                          Just wondering if it's always that wet over that way or just the wet season??? When i went over there (20 years ago-i was around 10yrs old) it did'nt rain once. (that i can remember). It was cold though.

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-- Edited by barra8 on Thursday 27th of December 2012 08:06:32 PM

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I've just dared to venture out this afternoon following what seems like weeks of rain and floods. cry

The lanes have changed dramatically in the interim, so beware.

What were comparatively easy, pleasing trails are now flooded, sludgy, grooved, stepped and holed in the extreme.

If anyone isn't careful, especially leaving Otterton uphill to Lea Lane and Stantyway you need to be very alert.

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This bomb hole is quite hidden as you wend uphill or downhill and if it trips you up you will definitely get a surprise. bleh

Similarly, at the top of this climb on the approach to Stantyway it would be advisable to take flippers and a snorkel. 

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The depth is at least a foot for about a hundred yards or so, then rutted sludge and slime greet you.

However, all is not Doom and Gloom because the view of Sidmouth at the top of the dead end climb is still as wonderful as ever.

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Happy New Year everyone. biggrin

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Oh okay wild ,strange weather. Wonder what bought that on??? Maybe god is trying to flood all the wicked people ...jks my friends from across the water biggrin 

So that's where all our rain went biggrin

It is weird it is not raining here for this time of year. Once i'm done spray painting you can send it this way wink

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Jarrah.

 



-- Edited by barra8 on Friday 28th of December 2012 03:24:05 AM

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Great photos there martyn, everyone likes a challenging ride out but some of those shots look quite extreme!

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Jarrah, the weather, in the UK, is not very good of late, and hasn't been any good since about May or June of 2012.

The Senior TT racing in the Isle of Man was cancelled due to weather in June. cry  hmm

Currently in the news today:-

"There are 82 flood warnings and 182 flood alerts in England and Wales, and six flood alerts in Scotland.

Lightning is thought to have started a fire in a Dorset school, and a west Highlands A-road has reopened after a Christmas Day landslide was cleared.

Rail passengers have been warned not to travel to or from Devon and Cornwall.

Residents in the village of Burton Fleming in East Yorkshire have appealed for sandbags because of flooding from the Gypsey Race stream that runs through the village. About 40 homes are at risk, and there are reports that a small number have already been flooded.

Yorkshire East Riding council says it has supplied 1,000 sandbags, with more available.

Fire crews say they have prevented flood water damaging an electrical substation near Reading, in Berkshire, which could have affected some 40,000 properties in the area and south Oxfordshire.

The Environment Agency said some 520 properties had flooded since Wednesday."

If you want to read more then CLICK HERE but wear your wellies and have a bucket ready. biggrin

Martyn, in very soggy Devon.

 



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