Boscastle, Cornwall by shepherdmanswife

Boscastle, Cornwall

On 16 August 2004, a devastating flood swept through the small Cornish village of Boscastle. Very heavy rain fell in storms close to the village, causing two rivers to burst their banks. About two billion litres of water then rushed down the valley straight into Boscastle. Residents had little time to react.
Occurring, bizarrely, fifty-two years to the day after the famous Lynmouth floods, which killed thirty-five people, the Boscastle flood destroyed six buildings, swept fifty cars out to sea, broke up several roads and caused more than sixty people to have to be airlifted to safety by seven hastily-scrambled rescue
A lovely scene! I too have some memories of some devastating weather disasters. Nature is such a powerful force.
December 21st, 2020  
This has always been one of my favourite places to visit! I remember the flood which caused so much damage - it was horrifying to watch the cars being swept out to sea! They have done an amazing job with repairs.
December 21st, 2020  
lovely composition
December 21st, 2020  
Not many trees in this scene! Perhaps they were all swept away! The buildings look old and strong and make a perfect scene!
December 21st, 2020  
A lovely photo with a sad story. Nature can be very powerful.
December 22nd, 2020  
Great lighting on this beautiful scene.
December 22nd, 2020  
Great composition and leading line but chilling tale
December 22nd, 2020  
Beautiful composition and so juxtaposed with the background story.
December 22nd, 2020  
Beautiful scenery and POV. Very interesting story, thanks for sharing.
December 22nd, 2020  
Looks a lot like some of the mountain towns here, except the hills are higher. But the hills come down and meet at a creek which has no where to go but up when it can't keep up with the amount of rain falling. The floods haven't be quite so bad but devastation nonetheless.
December 22nd, 2020  
A beautiful scene and interesting narrative.
December 22nd, 2020  
I remember watching film footage of the flood. This looks so calm and peaceful in comparison to that raging torrent.
December 22nd, 2020  
I was there soon after the floods, it was heat breaking to see and I avoided going back for a few years. Last year you would no know a flood had happened.
December 22nd, 2020  
What a tragic story, but a beautiful picture. Fav
December 22nd, 2020  
Nature is powerful. This scene is beautiful, but nothing will stop the water here.
December 22nd, 2020  
Lovely composition and very interesting a scary weather history.
December 23rd, 2020  
Wonderful shot
December 23rd, 2020  
Floods are devastating and tragic. Wonderful composition of this beautiful setting.
December 24th, 2020  
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