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Sunday, 23 December 2012

Waveney Valley Floods Dec 2012

Had a run round in the TR7 today to look at the flooded Waveney Valley after the heavy rain of the last few days. No houses at threat, just a few roads, the road to Wingfield near the gravel pits

Wingfield Road.

I then headed for Needham and the Mill, the first part of Mill Lane was flooded, again the TR7 got through, then by the Mill the road was again flooded, but it had a clear flow of water on it, I saw a 4 x 4 come through and it was halfway up his wheels so chickened out of this one.
Mill Lane, Needham, easily got through this.

But did not chance this at the other side of the Mill.

I then turned round and made for Mendham, the whole of the valley meadows was under water here.
Looking up towards Needham.

Near Mendham Bridge.

I then headed for Homersfield but I was baulked again by a flooded road, looking at this flood it was quite deep and not worth chancing.
Flooded Homersfield Road

Looking down the Waveney Valley to Homersfield.

I called it a day then and returned to Harleston, at least the wheelarched are now free of mud.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Go get a tree she says.

Now we already have a Christmas tree, and a cat that takes great interest in it.
Cat and Tree in Lounge

So we normally have a large tree in the lounge and a smaller one in the dining room, usually a real one, but this year Gill wanted a fake one to save having pine needles everywhere, so on her way to Norwich for Christmas Shopping today she popped into Cherry Lane to view some, then texted me to say can I go get it. Now it been a nice day I thought I would take the TR7 and have a blat through the lanes. After all a 5ft tree would only be in a small box.
Nice drive to Cherry Lane, then went looking for the 5ft tree with cones Gill asked me to get, what she had forgotten to tell me was the display model was the last in the garden centre and she wanted it without fail!!!
As the shop was heaving with customers, they could not spare anyone to dismantle it, then the box was missing, I did get a discount for this, and it was carried out to the car in one piece for me to try to disassemble.
It did not come apart easily, the result been.

Loads of room left for gear changing and looking left, not!

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Lotus F1 Narrowboat

Just spotted an unusual item on the Lotus F1 Website, seems one of their staff has renovated a narrowboat, called NB Nemisis, and painted it out in Lotus F1 Teams colours. The boat was seen on George Clarkes Amazing Spaces on Channel 4. It looks like it is moored at High Line Yachting, Iver.
Lets just hope Romain Grosjean doesn't take it out or there will be a few bumps with other narrowboats, and if Kimi takes it out, going on his Sao Paulo exploits he had better have a map.

Here's the link to the Lotus F1 Website, http://www.lotusf1team.com/F1-at-4-Knots.html
Also a link to Narrowboat Nemisis Blog, which looks like an incomplete blog.

The feature on George Clarke's Amazing spaces can be seen on 4 on demand http://www.channel4.com/programmes/george-clarkes-amazing-spaces/4od

NB Nemesis