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isla
12-23-2015, 06:28 PM
For the non-UK folks, Cumbria in the north of England is experiencing floods again for the third time in a month. With storm Eva approaching many people expect to be flooded on Christmas day.
Nick, how are things with you? I have some friends in Maryport who were flooded a couple of weeks ago, and they may get more of the same.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-35166747

Reynard38
12-23-2015, 06:30 PM
Is this near the Lake District?
Crazy here as well. 5" of rain, 70 degrees.
El Niņo?

isla
12-23-2015, 06:36 PM
Is this near the Lake District?
Crazy here as well. 5" of rain, 70 degrees.
El Niņo?

Yes. From Wikpedia..

Historically split between Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, the Lake District is now entirely in Cumbria. All the land in England higher than 3,000 ft (910 m) above sea level lies within the National Park, including Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England. It also contains the deepest and longest lakes in England, Wastwater and Windermere.

Not sure about El Nino. Nick (Peerie Maa) lives in the area but I think he got off lightly last time around.

Reynard38
12-23-2015, 06:39 PM
That is one beautiful area. I did a Land Rover driving school there in 1995. Stayed in Ulverston I believe, in a room above the Black Cock pub. They treated me right on my birthday. Nice folks up that way.

isla
12-23-2015, 06:43 PM
The annual gypsy horse fair is held at Appleby, which is one of the places worst hit by floods in recent weeks. Here it is in better times, lots of great pictures in this gallery..

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/uknews/11653712/The-Annual-Appleby-Horse-Fair-in-pictures.html?frame=3333878

Peerie Maa
12-23-2015, 07:17 PM
For the non-UK folks, Cumbria in the north of England is experiencing floods again for the third time in a month. With storm Eva approaching many people expect to be flooded on Christmas day.
Nick, how are things with you? I have some friends in Maryport who were flooded a couple of weeks ago, and they may get more of the same.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-35166747
Our Walney home is free of flood risk. We are at Poulton for the Holiday, again no flood risk. I have sailed at Glenridding which has been wiped out three times and will probably be flooded again.

Peerie Maa
12-23-2015, 07:19 PM
That is one beautiful area. I did a Land Rover driving school there in 1995. Stayed in Ulverston I believe, in a room above the Black Cock pub. They treated me right on my birthday. Nice folks up that way.
Ulverston is 20 minutes from my home. Hosts the Real Ale festival.

Peerie Maa
12-23-2015, 07:25 PM
This is Gleridding
http://lakedistrictdrives.com/glenridding-3.jpg

Peerie Maa
12-23-2015, 07:32 PM
Hope all of our old friends in Cartmel, Grange O' Sands and surrounding areas are Ok.... This is sure to cause trouble in Morcombe bay......
They were all OK. The flooding happened in the mid and North of Cumbria and at Lancaster, the rivers will have scoured their beds and the channels in the bay though.

Peerie Maa
12-23-2015, 07:37 PM
Thanks Nick.
Merry Christmas to you and all your family.
And to the both of you BY:D

Reynard38
12-23-2015, 07:53 PM
Ulverston is 20 minutes from my home. Hosts the Real Ale festival.

Nice place to reside. When I got off the train from Manchester I thought I'd walked into a movie set it was so pretty.
And the beer! Back in 1995 Michelob was considered good beer here in the US, and I was not a beer drinker. Kevin, the proprietor of the Black Cock pulled me a cask conditioned John Courage. My first real beer. I was sold, and commented I had never had a beer anything like that before. Guy next to at the bar said that was due to the fact that American beer was like making love in a canoe. How's that I added. He responded "because it's ****** close to water."

Merry Christmas and stay dry.

Reynard38
12-23-2015, 07:57 PM
Just checked google earth. I got off the train in Ulverston and stayed in Brougton in Furness.

http://www.blackcockinncumbria.co.uk/about.php

Peerie Maa
12-24-2015, 06:07 AM
The Black Cock is still an excellent pub, one of several in Broughton
Just checked google earth. I got off the train in Ulverston and stayed in Brougton in Furness.

http://www.blackcockinncumbria.co.uk/about.php

varadero
12-24-2015, 06:12 AM
My sister has a home in Stavely, one of the best pubs in the area, The Eagle child. My wife and I were married at the inn on the lake in Glenridding, we did the reception on board one of the lake steamers. It is a lovely part of the UK.

Peerie Maa
12-24-2015, 06:44 AM
The inn on the Lake is high enough to be OK but the Hotel by the bridge over the river has flooded twice

isla
12-24-2015, 09:34 AM
The Black Cock is still an excellent pub, one of several in Broughton

I hope they don't have a Facebook account because the Blackcock Inn in the Brecon Beacons has had its Facebook page suspended for “racist or offensive language”, apparently because of its name.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/facebook-suspends-the-blackcock-inn-pubs-profile-over-racist-or-offensive-language-a6784931.html

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
12-24-2015, 12:02 PM
Can one still be "blackballed"?

I believe the modern (Zuckerberg approved) word is "unfriend".

isla
12-26-2015, 03:19 PM
More of the same in Lancashire..

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-flooding-200-year-old-pub-on-bridge-collapses-as-river-irwell-floods-a6786556.html

bobbys
12-26-2015, 04:12 PM
That is one beautiful area. I did a Land Rover driving school there in 1995. Stayed in Ulverston I believe, in a room above the Black Cock pub. They treated me right on my birthday. Nice folks up that way..

They have to teach English people how to drive the Land Rover?

skuthorp
12-26-2015, 04:17 PM
Driven properly you can get a series one Landy ANYWHERE.
Like part way up a prominent rock in Aus. (a loong time ago I might add)
Or the Darrien Gap where a local old Series 1 was recruited to rescue Range Rovers.
http://www.range-rover-classic.com/_/rsrc/1322905842540/Home/range-rover-darien-gap/1972%20Land-Rover%20Darien%20Gap.jpg

http://www.range-rover-classic.com/Home/range-rover-darien-gap

isla
12-26-2015, 07:14 PM
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They have to teach English people how to drive the Land Rover?

Yeah, since the government banned hunting foxes with horses and dogs people have to do it in Land Rovers, but you have to take lessons and get a licence ;)

WX
12-26-2015, 07:33 PM
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-12-27/floodwaters-all-but-washed-away-historic-summerseat-pub/7055270

bobbys
12-26-2015, 09:23 PM
Yeah, since the government banned hunting foxes with horses and dogs people have to do it in Land Rovers, but you have to take lessons and get a licence ;)
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Typical Govermeant regulations ruining everything.

PeterSibley
12-26-2015, 09:28 PM
Driven properly you can get a series one Landy ANYWHERE.
Like part way up a prominent rock in Aus. (a loong time ago I might add)
Or the Darrien Gap where a local old Series 1 was recruited to rescue Range Rovers.
http://www.range-rover-classic.com/_/rsrc/1322905842540/Home/range-rover-darien-gap/1972%20Land-Rover%20Darien%20Gap.jpg

http://www.range-rover-classic.com/Home/range-rover-darien-gap

A Haflinger is better.