Storm Denis was definitely on his way during setup.
That did not stop us creating this fab turquoise decor for Mr & Mrs Saunders. Congrats to you both and l hope the storm didn’t spoil your day. @oldlodgeminchinhampton@bluegoosehire #Repost@oldlodgeminchinhampton with @get_repost
Storm Dennis may have hit over the weekend but we were feeling cosy celebrating the wedding of the new Mr & Mrs Saunders, congratulations!
🎧 New episode! Flooding: Can we blame climate change? Is there anything we can do about it?
With the UK still recovering from the flooding events caused by Storm Dennis and Storm Ciara, we’ve decided to explore the links between major flooding or intense weather events and climate change, and of course, BEAVERS. (Emma gets prettttyyyy enthusiastic about nature’s natural flood management squad, who are currently being trialled in Devon and Cornwall.) #morebeaverforbritain
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Jill & Colin. What can we say about a couple so boss that instead of having wedding cars, they jumped into the back of ours and said “take us to the beach!” ...while Storm Dennis was blowing a gale and the clouds were looming.
What surprised us all was that for those few magical minutes, the clouds disappeared, the sky went as blue as a summer day and the sun beamed down on us!
Last week Storm Dennis battered the UK with gale force winds and heavy rains causing severe flooding and landslides in parts of the country. A significant landslide occurred at Tylorstown in South Wales. #AGUblogs Video: Mariana Phelps ➡️ https://buff.ly/38CGnGp
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Well, thanks to the culmination of #stormciara & then #stormdennis with its non stop rain, the River Usk rose to its highest level in 40yrs, covering most of the caravan park & even flooding the shower block & tv room.
A huge thank you to all our friends & family who have rallied round over the last 10 days to help us clear up the mess left behind by the flood water, mainly in our shower block & Rose & Bryan's house which was worst hit.
We are striving to get everything up & running in time to open on Friday 6th March as scheduled.
Wow, thanks to the culmination of #stormciara & then #stormdennis with non stop rain our lovely Little Otter Cottage was flooded with 2ft of water when the flood bank which has kept us safe for the last 25yrs could not hold back the River Usk as it rose to its highest level in 40yrs.
A huge thank you to Bob & Wendy, our amazing guests who were enjoying their stay in our cottage at the time. We could not have asked for better guests who unasked moved everything they could upstairs to save it from the flood water & then waited it out without complaint till the flood water subsided.
We have spent the last 10 days clearing up the mess both in our holiday cottage & our own home next door & hope to be welcoming guests back to enjoy Little Otter Cottage as soon as we can.
Part 3: We were able to thankfully go in reverse and back onto the road.
In the end, we made it to Vík and as soon as we got to the town and saw street lights, it was a moment of true joy! The meal and bottle of wine we had at the Hotel when we arrived, was the best meal I had in my entire life.
I truly owe making it through this to Kirty and her ability to stay calm and guide me like an angel. I have no idea how she was able to do this, given also the fact that she was not behind the steering wheel. Can you imagine being a passenger in that condition, and have 0 control of the steering, but be able to stay calm and steer someone else with your mind? Truly remarkable how she did it. We ended up scoring about 600 goals that night driving between those little poles. What a team!
So, all in all friends, Iceland is amazing and out of this world. I strongly recommend visiting. It’s once in a lifetime experience, but driving in Iceland in winter is unlike anything you will ever do. Storm Dennis doesn’t happen every season and surely not everyone will encounter such timing as what we did.
If you do visit, make sure you are prepared:
1. Always drive with a fuel tank as full as possible
2. Always keep plenty of food and water with you
3. Always have your clothes prepared to be able to withstand the cold as much as possible
4. Be prepared that you will likely need to change some of your travel plans, so allow a couple of days at least for that
5. Always monitor https://safetravel.is/ and follow weather forecasts. Be mindful of the warnings on that page and if you have any questions, ask them on the online chat. They are amazing, they will always answer. We ended up being stuck in Vik for Feb 14 and Feb 15 as well due to the weather conditions. We consulted Safe Travel and they gave us the best advice during those days.
In the end we still managed to squeeze in the remaining sightseeing on Feb 16, being the Black Beach in Vík, the DC3 plane Wreck, Skógafoss (a marvellous 60m high waterfall) and the Blue Lagoon.
#Stormdennis was a little bit strong 🥵 had to hold myself to a pole and the bike flew of the side stand😳 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
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