Really dull early-on and it’s pouring-down right now. But, along Bury Road, they were repairing a few potholes…
Quite a bit cooler this morning but at least it was dry.
On the Fun front folk in europe say our out-of-work benefits and state-pension investment-return are far too low – they should be doubled. Natch several politicians are screaming! That’ll teach them to join silly and expensive eu ‘klubs’. Without the klub contributions pensioners could be paid a real investment-return (after years of paying-in) and this, as general ‘buying-power’, would help the economy.
It’s all good Fun really.
Rain again this morning and not surprisingly there are umpteen sea gulls around!
Meanwhile, rain clouds cover the distant hills…
Raining hard this morning but it hardly shows in the pic.
A bit on the grim side for a ride around this morning. Really dull around Warth and the Lattice Bridge and even the trams were going slow around there. (??)
There’s loads of blocked grids along Bury Road too. And, an enormous pothole. Pics tomorrow.
On the left-hand bank of the Irwell, by the Lattice Bridge in today’s pic, there is a desolate section of riverbank. Here, in summer, you can see: Giant Hogweed, Japanese Knotweed and Himalayan Balsam all growing in (more or less) one spot! In the winter months (like now) the area is just a wasteland of old Hogweed stems where little will grow…
Loadsa rain lately and the blocked grid by the bus-stop at Warth (Bury Road) now has a mega-puddle all around it.
Plenty of water in the nearby river too. It was flying over the weir earlier.
Next to the weir the ‘screw’ was working well with all that water.
Damp and really misty this morning around Radcliffe, especially near the waterways.
Rainy again this morning and, yesterday, in Radcliffe, there were hailstones about. There’s a touch of ice on puddles today but nothing major.
On the Fun front some political bod has realised that there’s not much going-on in parliament. No bills or laws being passed or pushed-through (as they say). Apparently this is because it’s all done in Brussels now at the eu. So, in the interests of saving a bundle…can’t we…you know, dissolve, until further notice…?
Plenty of rain early-on and natch some lanes were mega-puddled!
Cold and windy too but that’s par for the course in January. Last year we were snowed-up at this time I think.
Rainy early on but the sun did shine for a while as photo’s were taken. It’s throwing it down right now, visibility about two hundred yards!