All is sunny on New Years Day :-)

Thames at Weybridge

Thames at Weybridge

A beautiful sunny New Years Day in Weybridge, so Wilson got a great walk & I got to play with my camera.  The river is still in flood, but the water has gone down a bit.  No chance of getting a ferry just yet 🙂

Ferry landing still under water

Ferry landing still under water

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About Barbara

Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel & Woordow our Malshih (Shih Tzu-Maltese cross)
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16 Responses to All is sunny on New Years Day :-)

  1. mintedmoose says:

    Great pictures, hope the flooding goes down soon xXx

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    • Barbara says:

      Thank you. The flooding is not a problem round here (yet) we live in the floodplain of the river so there are lots of sacrificial fields that are intended to be flooded when the river overflows, keeping us safe for quite some time. It would take a lot for us to be at risk.

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  2. Tracy says:

    Gorgeous photos, I love them. It’s beautiful where you live!

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    • Barbara says:

      It is stunning. As long as I have lived in London I have always chosen to live as near the Thames as possible, Earls Court, Wimbledon, Molesey and now Weybridge. It’s a great resource and very photogenic 🙂 Where abouts do you live?

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  3. Great photos. I forget, did you get a new camera?

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  4. Jo Bryant says:

    It is just beautiful where you live Barbara…and I really enjoyed these shots of the flooded river…change the perspective so much.

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    • Barbara says:

      I am so lucky 🙂 I have always tried to live near the Thames as it is the most beautiful part of London. The riverside is very photogenic. We are also not far from the Surrey Hills here which are also very beautiful, and I am lucky to have a lovely garden full of different plants and habitats (pond, woodpile, compost heap) which brings in a lot of the local wildlife too (Although Wilson does his best to keep the garden free from pesky visitors who eat all his daddy’s nuts & seeds!)

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  5. These are very beautiful shots. I’ve noticed the river has been high for some time which makes curious about whether the land is pretty flat where you are? Our flood waters tend to go down relatively quickly but tends to flow quickly due to the elevation changes.

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    • Barbara says:

      We live on the Thames, relatively near to London, so yes it is very flat here, and we get the floodwaters from the source of the Thames. Also the river Wey joins the Thames here at Weybridge, so we get it’s floodwater too. Although the river floods, it is supposed to round here in order to protect the city of London from flooding. There are lots of locks between here and the tidal part of the Thames deliberately holding the water back

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  6. Grannymar says:

    You are blessed with wonderful walks all around you.

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    • Barbara says:

      We really are… with the river right beside us & then with the Surrey hills not far away, we are incredibly lucky, and then it is only an hour to the coast, so we do get a lot of great walks in. We live in the Green Belt of London, so there are lots of protected open spaces around us which are now being protected as wildlife reserves and encouraged to grow in a natural way.

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  7. Leanne Cole says:

    You have some really gorgeous photos here, love the light the way the light reflects on the water.

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