Well we spent NewYears eve with friends in Devon, their farmhouse is well up and looks onto Dartmoor in the distance. It started raining and blowing in the wee hours on the first and was still raining at 2pm when we set of home. The back lanes were awash and the run off from the fields was remarkable. Man hole covers pushed off with mini geysers on the roads. The main road from Taunton to Langport was badly flooded and the River Avon near Bath was al but out of its banks again.
This am from the train the middle levels were quite badly flooded and there were big numbers of swans, geese and ducks on flooded cereals near Taunton, not as bad as 2012 but worrying. The forecast is awfull for the next few days and the ground is saturated.
Not a deer to be seen this am despite glorious sunshine.
Bring on the CWD!!
And as an update the two fat ducks made excellent eating on New years eve, accompanied by orange sauce and a very good bottle of Sauternes.