I’m sure most people have heard about the floods in the North of England this week. We weren’t at home when they came on Saturday/Sunday as we had gone down to my parents’ for Christmas and only came home yesterday (Monday). Looking at the coverage on the news I can honestly say that in the 14 years we have been living in York I have never seen the river so high and I’ve never seen the Foss break it’s banks.
The River Ouse floods every autumn/winter and the pubs and flats along the river flood every year with the water going into the carparks of the Skeldergate properties on a regular basis as they are right on the river.
We went for a walk in to the city centre today and I took some photos of the river and the Knavesmire (race course). The water isn’t as high today as it was on Sunday but it’s still pretty high. I don’t think we’ll be doing parkrun this week as we usually run round the inside of the barriers of the race course.