Our neighbours have had enough and have booked into a local B&B, lending us their plank whilst they're away which makes it a bit easier getting off. It's fastened to the old mooring sign in case the level rises further and tries to wash it away. Chico's struggling a bit as he can't walk down the gunwale to the plank and it's too far for him to jump to the bank. We're having to put him on the roof so he can walk to a point where we can lift him down onto the plank and then off. He's not a happy bunny I can tell you!
This is the water tap beside the boat. We made sure to fill up before it totally disappears. (in the time it's taken to down-load the photos and write this blog, the tap's been totally covered. That's how fast it's rising!! )
The house opposite must have a flooded cellar as bottom of this door is now 6ins below the surface.
The current is running much faster and there's plenty of flotsam coming down the river. Large rafts of reeds
and even a tree. It looks smaller in the photo than real life and would give you a nasty bang if it hit you at this speed.