HURRICANE BERTHA – WE SURVIVED!

More than 80mm of rain fell in 24hrs, mostly overnight Sunday, which is more than Nairn’s usual total for August! The bog below the holiday lodges was awash with water flowing over the top of both dams. I failed to get a photo as it was still raining when we rushed off to Inverness to buy a pump to dry out the flooded straw barn. By midday Monday the water level was well down so the photo op was missed. The sheep and cows looked bedraggled this morning, but they are all fine now. Here’s a roundup of local photos.

From BBC News - Dramatic scene near Nairn, but no pigs in the hole!

From BBC News – Dramatic scene near Nairn, but no pigs in the hole!

River Nairn at Merryton Bridge

River Nairn at Merryton Bridge

 

River Nairn on the right and look carefully to see the mushroom of silt washed into the sea.

River Nairn on the right and look carefully to see the mushroom of silt washed into the sea.

 

The pontoons in Nairn Harbour are almost at road level!

The pontoons in Nairn Harbour are almost at road level!

 

Back in the Hiddenglen Pip bounds in while Lexie hangs back. Wisdom comes with age!

Back in the Hiddenglen Pip bounds in while Lexie hangs back. Wisdom comes with age!

 

I love the understatement on this one from the BBC News - "The River Dulnain was affected by heavy rain."!!!

I love the understatement on this one from the BBC News – The River Dulnain was affected by heavy rain!!!



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