We had some very wet weather yesterday in Teesdale, this painting shows how it all began -before becoming much worse! The becks and streams quickly swelled becoming white torrents.
Whilst driving back this afternoon from a meeting in Newbiggen, I noticed a steady stream (no pun) of cars strapped with canoes (I think they’re called canoes or kayaks ) all making their way up the valley to Low Force.
In my opinion, I find some of the Teesdale kayaking behaviour less than considerate. Often I’ve been overtaken on a blind bend only to find they’ve pulled up on the roadside only a few yards further on! There are a few (just a few) who also enjoying jumping from the Wynch Bridge, in their wets suits, hard hats and arms bands into the boiling waters below! The bridge becomes very slippery . It fails to impress me and there’s an accident waiting to happen. Please remember the countryside is for all to enjoy and that Peg Powler is watching you!
A few more sketches from this week.