les Davey de France

Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Monday, January 06, 2014

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside - sometimes, in nice weather...

We in the Gironde have not had the rain what you lot in the west of the UK have had.

We have had the tides, though, and in some parts of France the rain has fallen.

So there have been severe floods in parts of Brittany - we've seen photos of Quimperle under water.

Some folk have been washed away by huge waves.

And on the Aquitaine coast there's a serious problem with erosion. Houses, blocks of flats built on sand dunes with a nice view of the sea are now falling into the sea. Adding sand with bulldozers doesn't achieve much.

Meanwhile here the river is unusually high, but not dangerously so, and we are scheduled to have warm weather this week, 16°C today.

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