Driving through the New Forest today everywhere the ground was waterlogged, but at Brockenhurst two streams the North Weir and South Weir meet and are joined by the Blackwater and Ober Water to become the Lymington River.
For most of the year this this gentle stream is a place of picnics where forest pony's gather. With the snow and almost unceasing rain things are a bit different.
It brought to mind a time back in the 1970's, the Thames had flooded so badly that a friend and I were able to canoe from Cookham right through the woods to the outskirts of Maidenhead, it was a great way to explore areas which were not normally accessible by foot. Sadly today we didn't have a boat with is but if this rainy weather persists watch this space.
day one - the monkfish bites
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