September 13th, 2008
This week I’ve been on holiday from the day job, so with Mrs Arthur being too pregnant to fly we decided a few weeks ago to take advantage of a cheap deal at Haggerston Castle in Northumberland.Everything was going well until they phoned us on Sunday, the day before we were due to go. Aparently the lake was at risk of breaking it’s banks due to the heavy rain in the north of England over the weekend. The good news is that the lake didn’t burst it’s banks, although the car almost got stuck in the mud… it was worse than Glastonbury!We also decided to go the the Holy Island for a day trip. Now, for those of you not in the know, you get there via a causeway that floods at high tide. We got there whilst it was ‘flooded’ except that it was bone dry. Being the cuious sort I thought I would go back the next day to see it flooded, high tide duly came and went and I’d be surprised if there was more than 4 inches of water on it.The picture of the jeep in 5 foot of water must be on a bad day!