Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Tales from the River Bank....

Visiting L'Île Bouchard and Chinon today for the first time since before Christmas, we were amazed to see evidence of how high the river had been when in full spate.

The first photo shows the Vienne at L'Île Bouchard. The hedge in the foreground is strewn with debris left when the water subsided. You can see it also on the trees to the left of the photo.


At Chinon it was a similar picture....

 

Comparing these with photos of the bridge in Chinon taken in the October 2011, the difference in water level is quite startling.


When you consider that in the top two photos the river has already subsided by (at a guess) ten feet, I don't think I'd have cared to have been crossing the bridge when it was in full flood!!

2 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

That is an amazing difference. Our little stream down the road suddenly became a raging torrent, quite scary! Diane

Jean said...

It's good to see the water level back up. But with the mild winter(so far) I can't help wondering what spring and summer will be like.

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