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Monday, 30 December 2013

The Thames at Goring


We all seem to be having our problems with the weather at the moment. Ice storm's over in Canada and high winds and rain here. People have been cut off without electricity in both country's over Christmas, hopefully this has now been sorted. A few days after Christmas I visited Goring to get some photos of a church and while I was there took some photos of the flooded Thames.

 This is Goring lock from under the bridge
 Goring Bridge
This is the Thames looking towards Gatehampton. There is a young lady who wrote a blog and walked the path a few months ago, don't think she would want to try now
Remember the first photo, well this was what you were looking at.
I'll leave you with this photo of the Swan which on the Streatley side of the Thames. The Thames Path runs behind it. The pub was once owned by Danny La Rue though I never saw him there.  Happy New Year to you all and thanks for following my blog over the past year.
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27 comments:

  1. Wow - that's a lot of water! I guess I shouldn't be complaining about our lack of moisture here in Oregon.....but dang it, I want to ski! :) Happy New Year to you!

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    1. Well I'm jealous of you and the snow, I'd love some to play in. Have a great New Year

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  2. Wow! What a lot of water. The lady who walked the Thames Path last summer was After 60-the next 10.

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    1. Yes thats right, I would have accompanied her on the parts near me but I was at work on the days she went through

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  3. We wish you a pleasant year change, Bill.
    Until next year
    RW & SK

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    1. Thank you I hope you have a nice one as well

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  4. This year's Christmas will be one to remember, I'm sure. Glad to hear that you are safe. Most of my friends in Canada weren't affected, but some were. I can't imagine spending Christmas in the cold and dark. But I'm sure the memories created this year will be fun to look back on. :)

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    1. When we first moved in to our house back in 1986 we went through some bad powercuts and had a few cold nights. I don't miss them and feel sorry for people who go through this. Happy Ne Year

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  5. Hari Om
    Another good record for memory and comparison. Have a safe and fun time this evening and wishing you all the very best for 2014!! YAM xx

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    1. We have had floods like that for the last few years

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  6. Those are incredible photos Bill. Picturesque though it must be living by the river, I think I would forego that to avoid the risk of flooding. The memories of walking along that section are still so vivid, as it was one of the most beautiful parts of the river. It looks as though the Swan must have been flooded, which is awful as they were just finishing the refurbishing when I was there in August.

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    1. I don't thinks I could handle living in a city and I am far enough away from the river not to have to worry. I think the pub was ok as the water did not get that high. Have a Happy New Year

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  7. It is a blessing to see those blue skies...albeit it is anything but that today. Horrible wind and rain. Take care and warmest best wishes to you for 2014!!!!

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    1. Well it did easy off but I think we have more on the way. Happy New Year

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  8. Lovely waetr shots. I'm a big fan of water, although I like to see it when it's less menacing than it has been of late (i.e. ice, heavy rains). ;) I wish you all the best in 2014!

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    1. So am I though I do like the snow and ice as well. Have a Happy New Year

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  9. Wishing you a happy new year and better weather!

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  10. Wow, that water really is way too high. It reminds me of growing up in Quincy Illinois a city on the Mississippi River. We saw floods every spring. Fortunately most of the town was high on bluff but, the farmers in the low lands got flooded every single year. I always wondered how they could stand to go through that year after year. Have a very happy new year!

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    1. 10 years ago it was much higher and many places were flooded out. Have a Happy New Year

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  11. Oh, by the way, I loved your roadrunner!

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  12. Interesting times on the planet right now. We're ending the year in a very bad drought situation, and there you have too much water. I remember the good old days of pleasant averages. Happy New Year to you and yours!

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    1. Don't worry we have droughts as well or at least water shortages, have done for a number of years.
      Have a Happy New Year

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  13. Water, water, everywhere! Happy New Year to you, Bill!

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    1. Your not wrong there pat. Happy New Year

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  14. Lots of water, but gorgeous shots! ☺

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