Thames Views. 12.2.14

Thames ViewsThe Thames Riviera at Hampton where the Ferry will take you over to Hurst Meadows. If you take to the water Hampton Court Palace is only minutes away. But beware, the river is in full spate and flooding at Sunbury, Shepperton, Chertsey and Staines.

The areas that are tidal, down to the Lock at Teddington, seem to be ok at present but with high winds, more rain forecast and a full-moon to come people are keeping their fingers crossed.

Good Luck and God Bless to those who are already affected.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Isambard Kingdom BrunelOne of the fathers of modern civil and mechanical engineering was re-incarnated last night to host the Costain Achieving Excellence Awards.

Ironic that the day before high winds and tidal flooding damaged the railway line at Dawlish. One of Mr Brunels many enduring feats. The baton for future engineering success has been handed over to a new generation.