Thursday, 5 January 2012

It rained and it rained....

I took these pics on the way into work this morning.  The first 3 show all that remains of a water mill.  The races are usually dry, but the level of the river has risen to the extent that they are acting as over-flows!




I don't know who the guy on the bridge is...


This is the view down river along The Great Stour.  I love that this little stream has such a grand name - so British, don't you think?

16 comments:

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Water water everywhere. Where it comes from no one cares. ;)

agg79 said...

I think The Great Stour is a classic British name, even if for a small stream. We tend to name our creeks/bayous/streams after people or towns. Not as romantic, in my opinion. You must have had a lot of rain to raise the water level that high.

wigsf3 said...

The naming of that creek as The Great Stour. Is that?
a) British irony
b) overwhelming pride
c) named before Britons left the isle

Rock Chef said...

Shadowthorne - No one cares unless they are about to drink it?

Agg79 - We have had a lot of rain this week - all night and half of each day...

Wigsf - Well I am guessing that they compared it with The Little Stour which is mostly a ditch that you can jump over!

terri said...

The Great Stour - at least it sounds quite impressive! Here in Minnesota, we have a Snake River (real original!) and a town called Nimrod. Was someone drunk when it was Town Naming Day?

Rock Chef said...

Terri - from the Urban Dictionary:

Nimrod
1. A mighty hunter. Now chiefly used in this sense outside the United States.
2. A slow-witted person.

I think of the first definition when hearing this name, so it sounds like a good name to me!

Just had a thought - is there a place in Montana called Hannah?

terri said...

Nope. No city of Hannah in Montana. There is however:
1. Helena
2. Laurel
3. Sidney
4. Shelby
5. Libby

and

6. Kevin

I like Kevin Montana. Second cousin to Hannah. A little off, so no one speaks of him at family gatherings.

Yes, it's a slow day.

Rock Chef said...

Terri - Ah, you are amazing, did I ever tell you? Kevin Montana! Isn't he doing time for shoplifting?

"Abby" said...

Kevin Montana - he's the guy on the bridge.

Shrinky said...

You may not know Kev, RC, but I hear tell he speaks very highly of you. Talking of cool river names, I live in Douglas, the river flowing through our glen joins with another, the first is called River Dou, the one at the bottom of my garden is called River Glas, so when they join, yup - River Douglas! It really tickles me. Fed up of this rain.. sigh.

Rock Chef said...

Abby - Well spotted! He is a bit older than I expected him to be!

Shrinky - Ah, one of those people who thinks he is everyone's best friend, eh? Dou-glas. Love it, I am sure there are other rivers that do similar things. I am sure you are sick of the rain - we had plenty but from the weather reports I have seen you had far more.

tz said...

great pictures! Are those Roman? or more recent. When we went to La Coruna Spain they had something similar...

Love that stuff.

Rock Chef said...

TZ - Not Roman, most of that is buried now. I suspect that this is 17th or 18th century.

agg79 said...

I still like the old water mill sites. Kind of keeps one grounded in how lie was before e-mail and twitter.

BTW - if we are throwing out town names, how about Old Dime Box, Texas and Hoop and Holler, Texas?

CiCi said...

So much rain, that means you are sopping wet when you get to work. Yikes.

Good photos though. Did your camera get wet when you whipped it out to snap these shots?

Rock Chef said...

Ag79 - wonderful place names! I would love to research the origin of names like this.

CiCi - Thankfully the rain had stopped by the time I set off so I was nice and dty.