Author Topic: The wind...  (Read 5698 times)

CommuteTooFar

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #125 on: February 16, 2020, 08:13:35 pm »
I am a bit annoyed by the BBC courage of Dennis.  They decided before hand where the trouble was going to be and reported from there.  Their Welsh correspondent seemed to be the only one who reported where the actual floods were. (He was confined to Wales).  So the floods in Herefordshire and Shropshire were hardly reported on at all.

FifeingEejit

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #126 on: February 16, 2020, 10:02:38 pm »
Dundee's been cut off, it's officially windy.

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Jaded

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #127 on: February 16, 2020, 11:25:26 pm »
I am a bit annoyed by the BBC courage of Dennis.  They decided before hand where the trouble was going to be and reported from there.  Their Welsh correspondent seemed to be the only one who reported where the actual floods were. (He was confined to Wales).  So the floods in Herefordshire and Shropshire were hardly reported on at all.

I wouldn't worry too much, the BBC is soon to be subscription only and we will get our news from FaceBoak pages.
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Pingu

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #128 on: February 16, 2020, 11:30:04 pm »
Dundee's been cut off, it's officially windy.

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #129 on: February 17, 2020, 06:35:41 am »
I heard on the radio that an estate being built in South Wales (by one of the big housebuilders)
has been flooded before it has been completed. Who in their right mind will buy a property on it?*


*Landlords and property investors trying to increase their portfolios?


Re: The wind...
« Reply #130 on: February 17, 2020, 07:13:10 am »
Lots.  People buy houses knowing there is nowhere to park their 3 cars.  People are morons.
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woollypigs

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #131 on: February 17, 2020, 08:09:37 am »
I heard on the radio that an estate being built in South Wales (by one of the big housebuilders)
has been flooded before it has been completed. Who in their right mind will buy a property on it?*


*Landlords and property investors trying to increase their portfolios?


At least 3 new estates near us, is being build in the valley floodplains. On the latest one they are just preparing the ground erm I mean moving mud around in a lake. I can see the headlines to come for the next many a year. If it has taken more than eight years talking and nada regarding getting a food bridge over a busy A road, I don't think any time soon we will see an update to the flood defense up and down valley. Heck they closed one road for 7+ months to update the flood defense there, to only flood 3 weeks after it re opened.
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Regulator

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #132 on: February 17, 2020, 10:40:26 am »
I walked home from Brinkley (we'd had lunch in the Red Lion pub there - we can recommend it) to Great Shelford yesterday... about 13 miles.  The biggest problem was mud on the footpaths.  But being out in the storm was invigorating.
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Re: The wind...
« Reply #133 on: February 18, 2020, 09:05:58 am »
River Wye   :o
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Re: The wind...
« Reply #134 on: February 18, 2020, 04:17:00 pm »

But being out in the storm was invigorating.
People were warned well in advance about the storm. Those who get caught out, whilst out and about
should really have heeded the warnings. No sympathy, especially for those whose vehicles become
stranded.

If those people were told they'd be shot if they ventured out in such conditions I'm sure they
:demon:

Re: The wind...
« Reply #135 on: February 18, 2020, 11:28:10 pm »
There was a waterspout in the Menai Strait.

Regulator

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #136 on: February 19, 2020, 07:07:41 am »

But being out in the storm was invigorating.
People were warned well in advance about the storm. Those who get caught out, whilst out and about
should really have heeded the warnings. No sympathy, especially for those whose vehicles become
stranded.

If those people were told they'd be shot if they ventured out in such conditions I'm sure they
:demon:


I went out in it well prepared (dressed correctly) and with a bail out plan. 
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mattc

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #137 on: February 19, 2020, 07:11:54 am »
There was a waterspout in the Menai Strait.

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #138 on: February 19, 2020, 09:29:57 am »
There was a particularly naughty side-gust yesterday afternoon. See the "Have you been knocked off" thread for details
What duck?

CommuteTooFar

  • Inadequate Randonneur
Re: The wind...
« Reply #139 on: February 19, 2020, 03:37:18 pm »
Feel sorry for the fish.  They thought that had found new water but now they are trapped frantically swimming in every decreasing puddles.

Basil

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #140 on: February 19, 2020, 04:19:24 pm »
Feel sorry for the fish.  They thought that had found new water but now they are trapped frantically swimming in every decreasing puddles.

I remember that in Llandysul park after the storm Callum flood.
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Re: The wind...
« Reply #141 on: February 20, 2020, 10:35:48 am »
Going to be gusting to 30-40+ mph for about the next week here.  :-\  At least no real rain with it this Fri/Sat.
Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.  EOW.

Re: The wind...
« Reply #142 on: March 15, 2020, 02:06:13 pm »
I've had enough of the wind. 30 + mph gusts this afternoon and the forecast for next Saturday is windy again.

woollypigs

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #143 on: March 15, 2020, 03:05:31 pm »
Our gable end and front door gets a hammering everytime when the weather is bad. The corner and the layout of the roads on this hill top, just gives the wind a run up before it hits.

This year we have nearly have had a storm every weekend and most have had yellow warning attached.

Which have caused some of the roof tiles to come off. For the first time since we moved in. The house is from 1890's and the survey we had when we moved in seven years ago, we kinda know that nothing but patching have been done since first tile was laid.

Now questions is how much do we want to spend do to mend it. Just relaying, add extra insulation, pop a window in as we have talked about or ....

Cause getting a fella to go up every now and again will cause more damage to the fragile tiles and is just throwing money into a hole.

We knew this would be and issue with time, so not a real problem, it more now we gotta make our mind up and plan and settle on one idea :) cause we don't have money to fix the roof and then later on pop a window in or ...

Oh well at least it is water tight still
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Re: The wind...
« Reply #144 on: March 16, 2020, 08:12:34 pm »
A few years ago it was the beast from the east.! , now we have the pest from the west  ::-).
We just need the louse from the south and the horse from the north (binky) to compete the set  :)
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Re: The wind...
« Reply #145 on: March 28, 2020, 09:53:29 am »
I might not know what day it is. Its the weekend and it's windy

diapsaon0

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #146 on: March 28, 2020, 10:03:15 am »
'The North Wind shall blow, and we shall have snow'.  Certainly feels like it today.
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Re: The wind...
« Reply #147 on: March 28, 2020, 10:09:49 am »
<nervous clearing of throat>

A poem.

<Cough> It’s not Corona, honest!

I call it ‘Family Business’.

<long pause screwing up courage>

Get on with it already!
- the only person remaining in the auditorium after I coughed


IMAGE CREDIT

Family Business
Daddy was a wind farmer
his daddy too
Son, he said to me one day,
All this will pass to you.
I gazed upon the turbines
his legacy to me
I didn't have the heart to say
I wanted to be free.
The wind's been good to us
he continued in this vein,
Put food upon our table
gave shelter from the rain.
His chapped and ruddy face
shone proudly as he spoke
recounting all the ways in which
the wind kept us afloat.
I harbored in my heart
something nobody knows
finally I could take no more -
THE FAMILY BUSINESS BLOWS!
He rocked back on his heels,
as if grabbed by a gust
his wounded pride the cross I'd bear
for making such a fuss.
An argument ensued
high on the Beaufort scale
he told me all the reasons why
without the wind I'd fail.
The harder that he raged
the less my sails he blew
eventually he realised
what he already knew.
He went quiet for a bit
and I went quiet as well
the turbines stopped in sympathy
we didn't have to yell.
He sighed and squared his shoulders,
said,
Tell me, what's your plan?
My dream, I said, has always been
to be a weatherman.