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The Bellinghman
Date: 2009-11-20 12:30
Subject: A day not to be on the Nith
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I remember being in Dumfries during flood season, and being mightily impressed by the force with which the Nith can flow under Devorgilla Bridge.

Today, I guess I wouldn't want to be anywhere near there, given the amount of rain that has fallen in the area in the last 24 hours.
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Doing simply dreadful things too
User: clanwilliam
Date: 2009-11-20 12:56 (UTC)
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We were supposed to be there this weekend and cancelled our plans this morning when the Carlisle to Dumfries train line was closed for a bit.

Apparently the town is sparkling clean, the sun is shining and it's looking fabulous.

White Sands flooded yesterday, but White Sands always floods, which is why they don't have houses there.

Dumfries seems to be better set up to cope with it - I do wish I could see the Nith this weekend, since I bet it's spectacular, but instead I'll see it next weekend.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-11-20 13:01 (UTC)
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It's an intimidating river when in flood - there's a reason that bridge is built so solidly. (And why the other bridges, such as on the bypass, do long jumps over the river bed.) Standing on it when large chunks of tree are ramming into the piers is quite scary.

Dammit, I have this urge to jump into the car and head north for the weekend.
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Doing simply dreadful things too
User: clanwilliam
Date: 2009-11-20 14:31 (UTC)
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Also, have a look here.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-11-20 14:37 (UTC)
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Picture #2 is particularly impressive. If only for the mindset of someone who takes one look at the conditions, and decides that he's going to take up midnight street canoe as a sport.
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