Brown/Blue Spotty

6 July 2012

What a Difference a Week Makes

And I'm so pleased it does ~ this is what we experienced last Thursday on our journey home from work.
5.3 miles ~ journey time 2 hours 36 minutes

We didn't risk it ~ turned around to find
 an alternative route

Then we got stuck here for over an hour

Alternative route ~ wrong side of the river
Cemetary wall collapse

Taking the car for a plodge before crossing
the river again

Dude where's our road?
Taken by GB2 from bedroom

Coming up the drive
Taken by GB2

We were very lucky, we know of others who were stranded far longer, were without power and worse again for those who suffered damage to their property.  Never underestimate the power of nature.

I'll leave you with the lightening over the Tyne Bridge



Christine said...

Good grief!
I'm glad you avoided any property damage.

Julie said...

Thank goodness toyou ou were all safe, wasn't it awful. DH's friends have battered cars with the hailstones we had here.

Giovanna said...

Wow, I'm glad you're safe - that must have been very scary. Take care.

Mouse said...

its been a bit like that here and where I work today ... all around there is flooding and alternative routes that are chocker with traffic .... I was lucky and managed to get home in normal time with out too much bother ... the motorway going south was at a stand still ....
fantastic lightning shot :)
love mouse xxxxx

Barb said...

Oh my goodness, we have had rain rain and more rain but luckily nothing like that. Please stay safe I hear the north is getting it bad again , no end they reckon yet.