This year has started warm and energetic. Gales swept in from the Atlantic by a jet stream that’s misbehaving again.
England has a second, mini-Lake District, or more accurately a Mere District
Medmerry was new to me because it is new. It’s another flood mitigation scheme, like Stert in Somerset. This is how the future is going: retreat in the face of rising waters.
Purring out the back of my brother’s place near this Sussex Wildlife Trust reserve.
Flooding and gales continue to play a supporting role. The River Avon at Ibsley (and all the way up to Salisbury, and then the Wylye beyond) was still spreading across its valley. Many trees were down through Hampshire and Sussex. Pennington was wetter than I’ve seen it.