Somerset levels, February 2014

The damage to Dawlish is a bit of a side show to the ongoing flooding of the Somerset Levels.  I did learn last week that ‘Somerset’ is a derivation of ‘Summer Land’ – in days gone by people only lived there in the summer, as it flooded all winter.  We seem to be going back in time.

However, this photo from todays Daily Telegraph might just be an inspiration for a watery module?  It reminds me of the Florida Keys line, that was taken out by a hurricane a good many years ago.

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About snitchthebudgie

Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club
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2 Responses to Somerset levels, February 2014

  1. sed30 says:

    Reblogged this on sed30's Blog and commented:
    Amazing

    Like

  2. Reblogged this on Max Stafford's Kennel and commented:
    Amazing photo and the author makes a salient point about land use.

    Like

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