Saturday, December 09, 2006

Huge Seas




Last Thursday as I was spending 6 hrs going nowhere on the M5, Boscastle was undergoing yet another battering from nature. The winds were horrendous and the seas were huge. One of the local boats was flipped over & a small dinghy was flung up to the bridge. The waves were coming over the digging works opposite the museum and Graham managed to get a photo. The 30 foot hole was totally full of water & the machinery surrounding it was submerged. The next morning we inspected the area and found the slipway next to the Youth Hostel was gouged out and a tyre & wheel from a car (swept out in the 2004 flood) had been washed in. See photos. The workmen had to replace some of the blue steel walls with more wind friendly wire walls as they were in danger of blowing over. Most exciting!!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Strange that the Car part came back to where it went into the sea and not further down the coast......Wonder what else will come back in years to come

Andrew H said...

A bit late, but wishing you and the staff at Boscastle Witchcraft Museum (and Mavis the Cat)a great Winter Solstice.....