photos: Burnham pilot gets a 'birds-eye view' of Somerset floods
are the incredible scenes of flooding across Somerset this week
that a Burnham-On-Sea microlight enthusiast has captured on film.
Thomas got a 'birds-eye view' of the widespread flooding when
he flew in his microlight from Westonzoyland over Burrowbridge,
Glastonbury and Middlezoy.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Most of the photos were taken at
an altitude between 1500 and 3000 feet with the cockpit window
open to avoid reflections, which is very cold!"
the moors are under water with many local roads cut off. It is
also possible to see numerous isolated homes standing on small
outcrops of high ground safe for the moment."
fields are still filled with those very large circular bails of
hay wrapped in plastic which the farmers presumably had insufficient
time to remove before the water levels rose, and rivers like the
Parret and Tone have virtually disappeared from sight where they
cross the flooded moors."
Above, Jeff's photos of the flooding around Burrowbridge and,
below, around other Somerset villages
Jeff found the community of East Ling was almost surrounded by
Fields around Glastonbury looked more like Indian rice paddy
Many fields around Middlezoy were under water after the heavy