335 Hrs – A Mad Weather Day!
Today we have been deluged by torrential rain falling for over 12 hours. There has been widespread flooding and travel chaos. Luckily it seems that no one has been killed but there is a lot of damage.
This picture was taken at 3.30 this afternoon and shows the scene on the main road past my office. The water was about a foot deep.
The canal overflowed and this barge was floating on the towpath!
Due to the weather the offices closed early and I went straight to the barn dreading what I might find, when I got there I was mightily relieved to find everything OK although I did have to sweep water away from the building floor and deal with a little stream flowing through the epoxy shack! I didn’t want to let the weather knock my work schedule though so I cracked on and got both stern sections glued into position. I am really pleased that I now have two sheathed lower hulls to work on. Tomorrow I am going to try and get my polythene tent rigged above the hulls and spend some time tidying up. The North wind was blowing again tonight and I want to get some tarps up to act as windbreaks. I can’t believe this. Its nearly the end of July the temperature now is 10’C (50’F) there’s a cold breeze and it’s still raining. One things for sure though this is one hell of an incentive to get this boat finished and get away to the sun!