Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Water Power

My wife & I went  for a walk the other day up along Aberedw hill, now the water is always running off the hill somewhere as you come across wet patches. As we rounded a corner I spotted this long trench which was cut by run off from the hills in times of heavy winter rain
Deep cut in the ground

It had cut quite  a groove in the ground

Which followed the track down the hill
Nearer the point we turned off the cutting had gone
But nearby was another which was near the top of the hill, at the time it was dryer but in times of rain it is awash with water

This was what I had come to see, a new view point that was being built, not quite finished
but when it is this is the view you will get.
Taking part in Our World Tuesday


  1. What a great view, well worth the climb. The destructive power of water is amazing.

  2. You have to be careful on your walk up, but the view is beautiful.

  3. What a beautiful area. The view is spectacular.

  4. That is a very pretty view!

  5. Interesting post. Glad fire and lava and sulfur are not coming out of them like the Big Island!

  6. What a beautiful view you have there.

  7. We should never underestimate the power of water. It might work slowly, but it can dig deep. I think of all the huge canyons here in North America, carved into the earth by running water. Right now western Canada is suffering from floods, and at least one river has carved a new path for itself.
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  8. It's amazing what a running water can do. That view is pretty darn spectacular.

  9. Beautiful view!

    I've seen water do that on a gravel pathway here, each spring.

  10. Worth the walk to see that view.

  11. I've cut a few forest tracks here on the rainy North Pacific slope, and maintained a few others. That awful erosion is actually pretty simple to avoid. You dig a shallow cross-ditch called a "thank-you-ma'am". (It really is. I don't know why.)

    A unlined thank-you-ma'am (just a raw ditch in the dirt) won't last more than a season, and will itself erode a bit, but it'll slow the process down. A lined one (such as with bricks, or better yet, a pipe under the road surface) will pretty much halt the erosion, and last a long time.

    Whoever's in charge of that track in the photos should spend a day doing some of that. At least a few simple trenches. In rainy places like my home and yours, erosion can quickly do real damage to a road and surrounding property.

    Viewpoint looks great, though!

    Rusty Ring: Reflections of an Old-Timey Hermit


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