Spare a thought

The last thing you expect when watching the news is to watch a pub you spent more than a few holiday evenings drinking in being washed into the sea by flash floods. Having spent a superb summer holiday in Boscastle on the North Cornish coast, it was more than a little shocking not to say sad to watch the pictures.

It is hard to comprehend just how terrifying a 10ft high torrent rushing down the steep narrow valley in the picture above would actually be. Whilst not on the same scale as the recent climatic events in Florida and China, I’m sure this will be just as devestating to such a small community. As you tuck up in bed, have a good thought for the residents and visitors who will be sleeping on the village hall floor tonight.

2 Responses to “Spare a thought”

  1. Emchi says:

    Pretty devistating, my family is ok but a distant relative had their house wiped out, lots of businesses swept away in the waters. I wish there was something I could do.

  2. gemmak says:

    Ditto to all of that. I have spent many many wonderful holidays in Boscastle and it seems unthinkable!

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