Oh No! It's raining in Moffat again!

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  1. obanvanman

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    As promised Frank, or whoevers turn it is, paid us a visit last night.
    Managed to get some sleep after convincing the Mrs that the funny looking things without engines that are also on the site were going to move before our 4.5T beasty would. Woke up to a very damp camp site.
    Went for a walk in the storm and got to the Annan, by the road in to Moffat, just in time to see it burst its banks. Amazing to see how quickly it flooded the car park next to it and the play park opposite.
    To sum up, at the moment all three roads out are blocked either by water or a landslide.
    If things do get worse we can't even bloody go home, even if we could get out, as we live in Oban. Landslide (again) at the Rest and Be Thankful, Crianlarich flooded and so is Callander.
    Nothing else for it.......Moffat Pub Crawl.
    The side road in the first picture is where the Spitfire in the garden is located along with a stunning collection of classic cars, don't know if its flooded or not. Water too deep to take a look. moffat water x 2 002.JPG moffat 3 002.JPG
    We went down to see if we could help in any way, but the buildings had sand bags already and they said they had done all that could be done.
    And it's started to rain again !!!!!
     
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    Only liked that for the pub crawl, stayed there last year in June.
     
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    Wonder if Ralph and Bev reading this they were going Moffat for Hogmanay.
    Love the Moffat site try and go a couple of times a year.
    Thanks for the other info was thinking of going to cabin at Loch Awe and usually go Callendar and Crianlarich.
     
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    Check the Traffic Scotland website for up to date info, but I know Callander is bad. Kev.
     
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    It floods quite a lot especially the carpark and the road to Kilmahog although they've tried to fix it.
     
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    I've just visited Traffic Scotland and it doesn't mention it. It's the Crianlarich Lochearnhead road that is closed.
     
  7. Ralph-n-Bev

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    I must be physic @big bertha !
    Yes we are on the same site. Been here since tea time 28/12/
    We've been for a good look around Moffat , this morning. To see if we needed to move fast!
    Had some lunch out and are now back in the van. Seemingly it's never flooded like that in the last 80 odd years. Or so an old bloke was telling us. The river is right up and into the park. It even knocked the parks dry stone wall down , opposite that road leading to the bungalows with the spitfire in the garden.
    But the roads must be back open now , as we've seen 2 caravans and a Motorhome come in and pitch up. Near where we are sited.
    It's very windy but it's not raining now.
    (We're on no57.) Btw ! The big puddle that was making its way towards Pug is slowly receding .
    We're going to give it an hour , whether it starts to rain again or not, we're going to get wet on the inside. :drink: Before deciding where to eat for tea. So we may see you on the pub crawl!

    The wind/rain are forecast to die down around 5pm. Then start up again around 2am.
    At least it's been a good test for all the window and door seals on Pug.:clap2:
     
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    Update.
    The council knocked the wall down , to free the water on the road. Not the rivers force. It's never flooded as bad as this in living memory. Fortunately , it's all off the roads and back into the river now.
    We've been out for a bit of a pub crawl. We ended up eating in the pub at the top of Moffat, called the Stag. I've had some mussels with pancetta ,cream and Gruyere cheese , fries and crusty bread. It was yummy . Better than any I've had in Brugge !
    Ralph had a chicken stuffed with haggis wrapped in bacon with a creamy sauce , mange tout, broccoli and carrots. Thoroughly recommend the food. If you've not been before @obanvanman . Not expensive either.
    It's really mild now, no wind, no rain and very still and quiet.
    It's supposed to come back in , thick n fast at 3am....... Baton down the hatches !
    Everything is still open as normal . There's a few free pitches on the site now as well.
     
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    Just text my half brother in Peebles no answer but that's not unusual but as he works just outside Moffat maybe he's stuck there.
     
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    Looks grim, and much worse than here. I hope you don't risk the cabin quite yet bb.:)
     
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    Thanks Bertie for the concern we are going to wait until 2nd week in January now as BT will need access for broadband if they have been able to get on with the outside work.:xThumb:
    Was tempted to take up one of the free places in Moffat but OH not keen.
     
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    We were in Peebles, in Pug yesterday , had a nice day out . It was grey and spitty.
    We went to grey mears waterfall first , for a nice walk/climb then went on Selkirk before Peebles.
    It wasn't like that. Blooming heck. Scary.
    On the way home there were signs on the roads saying flood. But no floods. So maybe they were ready for them.
     
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    The long range forecast is improving in the next ten days......but they don't seem to get it right do they? Forgot to say I hope the dentistry is ok too....and apols ot the OP for swerving his thread:sick:
     
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    Usedto to use the star hotel in moffatt for 30 years same people still there,was at Moffat ccc in oct nice site brought bach good memories
     
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    IMG-20140711-00286.jpg IMG-20140710-00284.jpg Pictures of Moffat in better weather
     
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    They wouldn't let me have a go on the swan,:(
    Lovely place though and next time I go I'm looking for that Spitfire in the garden.:)
     
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    Looks peaceful as all the boats locked up for the night but chaos earlier as travellers had taken over a field across from park and the youngsters were causing problems for the boating pond workers. :xsad:
     
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    For some unknown reason, the only picture I can upload is this one !? I think the connection must be really slow. This is last year!
    We've taken loads this year but they won't cross over for some reason. The star. The narrowest detached hotel in the world.

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