Wild, wild weather in Wensleydale.

Following on from a very dry early autumn in September and October, with the first two days in November being sunny and warm enough to sit outside, we now have rain. Rain, rain and even more rain. Did I mention it has rained?

The land is saturated, and has not managed to shed much of this water in the short spells of dry weather.  So, as soon as we have some persistent rain the hillside streams spring into life and the water level at Semer Water rises pretty quickly.

Over the past few weeks the road that runs along the north east shore of the lake has been covered on a number of occasions, rendering it impassable.

Today was one of those days, and with the water level very high, combined with a strong wind blowing down the valley,  Semer Water was left looking more like the sea than a lake.

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