photos: Burnham pilot gets a 'birds-eye view' of Somerset floods
are the incredible scenes of Somerset's flooding this week that
a Burnham-On-Sea microlight enthusiast has captured on camera.
Thomas got a 'birds-eye view' of the widespread flooding when
he flew in his microlight from Westonzoyland over Burrowbridge,
Glastonbury, Middlezoy and Muchelney (right).
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "While the Somerset moors are expected
to flood in winter - they are flood plains and that is their job
after all - the current flooding is more extensive than normal
and greater than a year ago."
photographs were taken from an altitude of between 1,000 and 7,000
feet. From the air it appears that a large part of Somerset is
under water, extending from the flooded moors around Mere and
Godney near Glastonbury right the way south to Creech St Michael
near Taunton. All together quite a spectacle."
acres have been under water over the past week in Sedgemoor, which
is in excess of 11.5% of the district's landmass.