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Flood Photos Part 2

Friday, June 28, 2013

It was such an incredibly gorgeous day with the warmest temperatures we have seen in a long time, we enjoyed strolling along the river, taking our time and seeing how far up the river had come.
It covered a lot of the path by our old traffic bridge:

They call this part of the trail area River Landing!

They had this part of the trail fenced off because they were worried people might get injured from falling debris from the decaying old bridge:

Mom and I walked across this bridge to get to work every day, she for some 48 years, me for only five:

The initial barricades were not put high enough up so they put other fencing back further, but people would still go around it to get a close up look:

You can see how strong the current is even over the sidewalk:

I was happy to see the rose bushes were not in the water:

There are benches in this loop of the path:

These picnic benches now have a riverside view. There was a wooded trail below them I enjoyed walking on:

The weir falls, now smooth, the river coming closer to the promenade then its ever been:

You normally see the cement slope down to where those trees are:

To save people from themselves they had fenced in the weir area with the warnings:

This trail slopes down sharply and then turns the corner:

There were a lot of geese in this area but I scared them away getting too close:P

There is a bench on the right here, so you can see how much of the trail and area is under water:

This is a boat launch area, but no one is supposed to be going on it.

I am going to my favorite fitness instructor's last Bootcamp class this morning and then have to make a decision whether I feel good enough to attend her last Boxercise class on Saturday. I am still feeling upper body soreness from her Tuesday class :P But its another gorgeous day shaping up today and I would rather be at Mom's, enjoying the sun, trails and Jazz Festival! Today I have a bridge game this afternoon and on Monday, Canada Day, I have to work the Seniors' game, but I would sure like to get out of it if I could find someone willing to take it over. I will ask any of the directors playing today at the club. An in person appeal is harder to turn down then an over the phone one ;) Mom also wants help washing her windows, a massive job as she has those gorgeous floor to ceiling ones throughout most of the house that faces south. Most of our long weekend is supposed to have nice weather, a rarity. You can usually tell when we are having a long weekend when the clouds start rolling in!!
To my fellow Canadians, have a great long weekend, but be safe!
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    Wow, that is awful flooding!! I wonder how long that will take to clear up! When we had flooding after Tropical Storm Debbie, flooding in some areas, took about 5 months to go away! It shut down a major highway for about a month too! Hate it when it floods! Hope you have a nice weekend! emoticon
    1564 days ago
  • ENUFF81020
    We are in the midst of flooding again as well. That is the danger that goes along with our life here between two rivers. We have had so much rain in such a short period of time around here that this mess cannot be avoided for us. That said, I have to admit that whenever it floods, I also am afraid at some level. Things are so much better than when I was a child--but I remember back when I was in 5th and 6th grade when they would ask for boys to help do sandbags. (Yes, that was before both equal opportunities and our current flood wall systems.) We would get to watch these film reels about flooding and what we could do to help and then all of the boys who volunteered to help--duh, all of them--left to sand bag and the girls would have a happy, peaceful day at school.
    Anyway, we have lots of closed roads and some people who were evacuated. The recent wild, windy storms added a great deal to the mess we already had. It's not as bad as it was in March and April, but it is bad enough. We had our church picnic at the marina on Sunday and 3/4 of the roads were 100% covered in water. It was a beautiful day and the pavilion area was not covered in water or water-soaked.
    Hopefully, it will be dry--but not as dry as last year's drought, soon. Take care of yourself!
    Gentle hugs,
    1569 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I hate to see the flooding. I hope that it is over for you and your fellow Canadians.

    Have a Happy Canada Day!! emoticon
    1572 days ago
    I love the photos. You did a great job of capturing the beauty and the effect of the flooding. I hope you got out of the game and were able to just have fun!
    1572 days ago
    Love your pictures, feel like I am right with you
    1572 days ago
    Those flood pictures are amazing -- Sask almost as much as Alberta. Hope you enjoy your Canada Day celebrations: I love jazz festivals in particular!!
    1572 days ago
    What great pictures. We did get a few thunderstorms which raised our water supply but mainly we have in the 100's.
    1573 days ago
    We are lucky here that the massive rains have mostly ended our drought conditions. Our lake has been very low and the rains are helping, but not very much.
    1573 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    Send water! It is unseasonably hot and dry here!

    1573 days ago
    Great pics Linda. Yippee to good weather. I've got my sun screen!
    1573 days ago
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    1573 days ago
    What's your celebration, Linda?
    1573 days ago
    All I can say is "Wow!!!"

    1573 days ago
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