As hail and heavy rain battered Carlisle earlier today we took a trip into Carlisle and were amazed at the damage to the Sheepmount Athletics stadium and the sporting facilities in Bitts Park.
Pitch black darkness, roads strewn with debris and christmas trees atop rows of yellow skips are some of the images conjured up of the floods that affected Carlisle in 2005.
After all the bangs and pops from fireworks last night I thought I should go for a leisurely walk around Dalston this morning for some fresh air and sniffs.
What a week of weather we are having and when will the rain stop.
Work has started to repair flood damage caused to the West Coast Main line near Carlisle.
With commanding views of the River Caldew and beyond a new flood information sculpture has been installed in Carlisle. It features six curved metal fingers fanning out from a central round metal post.
Raincoats and boots packed we take a walk alongside the River Caldew to see recent flood damage and come across some orange slime.
A changeable pattern of weather over the last few days led to quite a bit of localised flooding in north Cumbria on Saturday and disruption to our expedition schedule.
Closed in October 2010 the ‘White Bridge’ in Dalston, near Carlisle, has reopened following work to restore the damaged central pier.
Over the last few months we have been spotting on our walks a number of painted tiles built into the new Carlisle flood defences.