Monday, July 23, 2007
Strange waiting time this weekend. The Thames is in flood, and rising, and apparently will come our way. The Environment Agency say that it may peak this afternoon, tonight or tomorrow. We have no sandbags. The house is in precautionary chaos - sofa and chairs raised up on tables, all my vinyl LPs upstairs on the landing, with all our photo albums. Saw 2 crazy guys attempt to swim the river yesterday afternoon - they dived in and were taken downstream very fast, just managing to make the far bank. Gail and I took our car to higher ground last night near the Iffley Road. Everywhere the air is cold and wet from the river.