A view on Fishing,Community and Life on the NW coast of Scotland

Bertha Brushes Applecross.

Lots of electrical and internet disruption over the last day or so. Went up to the Bay when I saw Val’s photos on fb and took a few of my own. Got there not long after the height of the flood going by one or two bits of wood by the side of the road leading onto the Home Bridge. We have not had the damage to roads and property that has occurred further north around Gairloch and Ullapool so I was able to watch the awesome power of nature rush down the Glen. The VT road was shut


and there was a loch looking over towards Clachan.


The river had burst the bank above the sea pool





and the river walk was under water


as was the other side.


Joiners Shop was close to flooding out.


Back up to the Home Bridge which was still taking a pounding. Only needed some large tree trunks to stick.



As it was you could feel the bridge trembling when you put your hand on the stone post.


The River Walk was definitely a no go stroll, wonder if some of the larch stacked up there is still there. May have to watch for floating logs on the Sound later this week.



Comments on: "Bertha Brushes Applecross." (2)

  1. Dramatic pictures. These events are a bit scary, don’t you think?

    • applecrosslifeattheedge said:

      And maybe becoming more common. Remember in the 80s when the last flood hit my Dad said it was a once in a lifetime….twice in 30 years. The stormy weather will be the one for us to watch as living on a hillside the rain does not bother us too much.

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