Thursday, 9 October 2008

Trees and boats - (09/10)

Over the past few weeks we have seen many things passing down the River Sett and Goyt (traffic cones, bikes, shopping trolleys, microwaves to name but a few), but earlier this week we were amazed to see floating down the Goyt half a boat !

It was still floating until it came up against the power of the Torr Weir at which point it disintegrated considerably.

The previous day the biggest tree I have ever seen float down the river made its way slowly over the weir and has now 'parked' temporarily just below the weir - the tree is about 40ft in length and must weigh several tonnes - the power of water !

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