The heavy rain that had been forecast for the Midlands certainly affected the river level during Saturday night as when we got up on Sunday morning the base plank was under water. That's the 3rd step which was also covered about an hour later.
This level was about the peak. Compare it with the mooring photo above and it may give you some idea of the scale of the flooding here.
These 3 guys turned up late morning looking like they were going to do some serious canoeing.
This steam engine went past later in the afternoon.