Thursday, 7 January 2010

Realenga de Agicampe, Granada Province.

The rain strikes again.

After yet another night of continuous heavy rain I decided that I would go down to the supermarket in Huetor Tajar and get a few things we needed whilst Jayne waited in for a delivery from the local delivery company. I started down the hill to find the Barranco had burst its banks and had flooded the road, I was about to turn around when a lorry came through from the opposite direction and he pushed a lot of the trapped water off the road just long enough for me to make a run for it. Further along the road was totally flooded, so I took to the tracks across the fields and eventually made it to the town where I first went and had a look at the bridge over the Rio Genil. The water had again broken through the banks and the fields as far as you could see were flooded and the road linking the town with the motorway was again closed. After the shopping I thought that I would try a different route back but all the cross fields routes were blocked either by water or the debris from the river. I eventually made it home some two hours later after starting a 20 minute trip. Photographs from the top: The road just below Realenga, The road again further on, Huetor Bridge and the usually dry river bed between La Fabrica and Huetor.

2 comments:

Pab said...

Very interesting post Snr. Bird Man.

Lindamaryolivine said...

A lucky break getting that lorry Mick!