Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Thursday 18 October

The day started with heavy showers and a strong northeasterly wind, but after midday, the rain ceased and gradually the sun started to come out. After sunset, the new moon was visible low over the southwesterly horizon. I read twenty pages from the Qu'ran and about 30 in my new chronological account about the First World War.

You'd think people would learn from an incident, but reports from the Coastguard in Essex would suggest otherwise. Near the town of Colchester, it is apparently possible to drive to Mersea Island, off the coast, via a causeway called The Strood. The only problem with this is that it gets flooded at high tide during springtides, which are occurring at the moment. So, yesterday someone got overtaken by water on The Strood, got out of their car and was swept away. Someone else managed to save the driver, but another seven vehicles also got into difficulties. The same happened today.

Looking on Streetview (see below), I could see no signage warning of flooding on this road, but I can only reiterate the Coastguard's advice to always heed the tides when near the sea.


View Larger Map

1 comment:

  1. It happens with walkers Guido,where we have the hol flat.Coastguards warn and Signs say, do not walk on the promenade,in high tide,but they still do it.Very dangerous.The waves are enormous,and theres nothing stronger than the raging sea in my opinion.Sunny here today too.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

    ReplyDelete