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PostSubject: Hollyhead Boat Trip   Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:51 pm

Clive and Zavile have booked a Fishing boat from Hollyhead on Sunday 14th October 2012 the question is will have stopped raining by then lol....will it be warm enough to camp out in my tent...do I camp at Valley of the Rocks or Dinarth Hall and drive from Colwyn Bay????
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PostSubject: Dinarth Hall Campsite flooded   Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:13 am

Do NOT camp at Dinarth Hall

We arrived on Tuesday to find our van like this





We couldn't get our car down to the van and ours is a big 4x4 because the water was so deep in places so we had to take off socks and roll our trousers up and they even got wet above our knees. By the time we had managed to get the awning off it had been raining
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PostSubject: Re: Hollyhead Boat Trip   Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:22 am

Within that hour the water had risen, this is from inside the van




The river burst it's banks and the only 'safe' but wet pitches were 1-8 54,55 and 56.

Steve had to come and tow our van out for us and water had risen enough to get into the vents! our awning is in the barn drying off but covered in worms, slugs and horse dung that was floating.






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PostSubject: Re: Hollyhead Boat Trip   Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:22 am

Within that hour the water had risen, this is from inside the van




The river burst it's banks and the only 'safe' but wet pitches were 1-8 54,55 and 56.

Steve had to come and tow our van out for us and water had risen enough to get into the vents! our awning is in the barn drying off but covered in worms, slugs and horse dung that was floating.






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PostSubject: Re: Hollyhead Boat Trip   Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:29 am

Pictures taken this morning two days after the flood






As you know we have a seasonal pitch here and this is the 3rd time we've been flooded
the ground is so wet it just won't take the rain ........ this is the worst though


Our van was next the the gate and wall - left of the line of vans so you can see how much it's already drained and just how high that water was.




I wish we had the time to take more pictures while it was all flooded but by the time we had finished rescuing everything it was pitch black and we we're very cold and wet, the water was even coming up from the drains underneath the water taps.
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PostSubject: Re: Hollyhead Boat Trip   Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:02 am

We just went down to find our chairs that were under the water ....... this is our pitch now as the water has subsided Smile We also found our small groundsheet half floating and picked up some of our groundsheet pegs too.



Admin types please feel free to move all of my posts regarding Dinarth Hall onto another thread if appropriate.
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PostSubject: Re: Hollyhead Boat Trip   Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:18 am

Wow Helen im so sorry it must be very upsetting for you, i normaly pitch on 56 haha you can see why now. ive never seen it that bad though luckily it dosnt happen every week we have had such a wet summer the water has nowhere to go. I just hope its all dried up for october...good luck with your clean up...Frank
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PostSubject: Re: Hollyhead Boat Trip   Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:28 am

This is good compared to two days ago lol!

We are now on 55 and okay, Old Mrs Parry hasn't ever seen it this bad either and she's lived here most of her life. They normally come and drain it but there was nowhere to drain it to this time as everywhere was flooding.

The beers were lovely and cold though as the full box was in the awning and floating in the cold water cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Hollyhead Boat Trip   Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:30 am

Only just seen this post Shocked you must have been devastated to find your van like that, hope you got cleaned up without too much damage...... been unbelievable this year


Frank, did you have your boat trip..... any good ?
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PostSubject: Re: Hollyhead Boat Trip   Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:09 am

Hi Ryan yes we had a good trip everyone caught which is a good thing mostly doggies and bull huss some nice pollock and a seal kept following us coming right up to the side of the boat ... not very good for fishing though lol...I stayed at Dinarth Hall it was very wet wild and windy i was there for 4 days on monday night i went down to fish Colwyn Bay but they had closed the road as the sea was comming right over the road so called it enough and came home tuesday... well thats it now till March back to Hollyhead and im hoping to go to Devon for June and fish at Slapton Sands....Frank
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