Sunday, 2 February 2014

Winter Storms

Derailment on The Cob
Driving into Porthmadog yesterday I was surprised to see a Ffestiniog Railway works carriage blown off the rails. Spray and debris was coming over The Cob as I accelerated beneath the carriage, just in case it was about to take off. But it wasn’t.

It's amazing, the power of nature. In my student days I lived on the prom at Aberystwyth, the top floor flat above the Chinese, opposite the pier. It was a great vantage point for sunsets and storms but well away from the danger zone; our only water hazard was the condensation streaming down the walls of the paraffin heated rooms.

Buckled lines north of Barmouth. Parts of the track
were moved 9 feet towards the land.
The wrong end of the Aberystwyth prom.

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