More on the water front

It is raining here in Daglan, quite heavily, this afternoon. It was raining here this morning. But some time before noon today, the rain stopped for an hour or two and the sun appeared — so I made my escape from the house and went for a drive.

Core residents of the Greater Daglan Area will know of the little humpback bridge that crosses the Céou River on a road that leads up to Le Peyruzel. It’s an old stone bridge that’s become fairly dilapidated over the years, with the metal railings on top somewhat bent out of shape.

During the summer, you can stop on top of the little bridge and see a few pools of water that, often, aren’t even connected. That’s because things can get so dry in July and August that the river stops being, well, a river. But what a change a few million litres of rain will make, like this:

The water is running high under the little stone bridge.

The water is running high under the little stone bridge.

Here’s how the river looks now, as it races around the bend, heading for the bridge:

The Céou River is flowing high and fast.

The Céou River is flowing high and fast.

I can’t begin to imagine how much the water has risen since last summer — 10-fold? 100-fold? 1,000-fold? Nevertheless, it’s tempting to be more poetic and describe our little stone-and-metal construction as “A Bridge Over Trebled Waters.” (How cute is that?)

This entry was posted in Life in southwest France, Weather in the Dordogne and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to More on the water front

  1. John Ison says:

    We do love puns!!

  2. loren24250 says:

    Thanks John. And I’ll leave it at that. Saving the punny side of my brain for another blog posting. Phew.

  3. Andrew MacFadyen says:

    You’ve got to keep the customers satisfied….

    And you do!

  4. loren24250 says:

    Thanks Andrew. BTW, I just checked the specials at Le Petit Paris: one of the mains is a roast salmon, and the other is breast of duck with teriyaki sauce. May have to wander over there one of these days. All the best to you!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.