Wednesday, 27 June 2007
Had to go see my mother, who is poorly yesterday..and what a day to have to travel! Flood day. Took six hours for the journey there and back. Travelled through Derby centre and the river was scarily high, the ring road was under water with most of the fields flooded en route. Was sad to see cattle and horses stranded in these fields, wondering what the hell was happening. Hope their owners have been out and made sure that they are ok and fed, etc. There was one poignant sight where there were about ten horses, including a mare and her very young foal , huddled together at the top end of their field.....the rest of the land was flooded. Hope they are ok.