Sunday, July 29, 2007

What a Difference

Although the weekend brought sunshine rain on Saturday night has made a big difference in the height of the Thames in Richmond. Since the day was nice today I decided to take a stroll along the river - the stroll turned into a boat ride but I digress. It was interesting to see the difference in the water levels since Tuesday when I was last there.



You can easily see from these shots that the stairs are now under water. If there is more rain which I am sure there will be then there will be a bit more flooding in Richmond.

On a humorous note when I was walking along the river I saw a couple of geese swimming nearby. I thought I could get a good picture so I went into my purse to get my camera. The geese saw me go into my bag and they are so used to being fed along the banks they immediately swam my way to get the food. No food but I think I got a good shot.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Searching for High Ground

First off I apologize for my lack of blogging over the last few days. Here are my excuses for why I haven't blogged lately you may pick the one that best suits you:

  1. I was kidnapped by pirates.
  2. The flooding in England knocked out my Internet connection.
  3. I've been feeling rather lazy lately.
  4. Things have been boring and I have nothing to say.
  5. I forgot the URL to access the blog.

For those of you have been concerned I am getting washed away by the rains in England don't worry Richmond is situated on a hill and there is no chance of me being washed out to sea. As today was actually nice I headed down to see what was happening, the Thames has risen quite a bit in Richmond and is flowing quite quickly (wee the picture to the left). OK so you can't necessarily tell how fast the river is flowing and how high it is but it isn't close to flooding in this area. For updates on the floods check out the BBC site, they also have better pictures of the flooding.

Monday, July 9, 2007

You Know You Travel Too Much When

  • The car service remembers picking you up at the airport the day before.
  • You give the hotel the wrong room number when checking out.
  • You start calling your hotel "home."
  • You have currency for 4 different countries in your wallet but none for the country you are currently in.
  • You've been in 4 different time zones over a 7 day period.
  • It's the first week of July and you've already been on 46 flights this year.