Today we have been working taking fencing down and at lunch to our surprise we had a bitten walk towards us.
The 7.84m tide combined with the south westerly wind and low pressure resulted in an event I thought I would never see. The last time it happened was over twenty years ago the whole of the reserve was under water the following pictures are just a couple that I have selected to give an impression of how far the water came in.
This is from the track in to the car park ten minutes before high tide
View across field 2 from the northern end of the Willow Biomass to Wigtown this had 60 sheep on it an hour before this picture all now safe on higher ground now.
The two trees on the extreme left are on the flood bank of the Bladnock. The Bladnock can be seen beyond them.
Willow biomass in field 1 under several feet of water
Fields 2 and 3 and saltmarsh beyond trees on the 31st December 2013 then same area 0n the 3rd January 2014 1hour 45 minutes after tide flood bank can be seen above gateway.
Wild Autumn Festival poster KK (2).pdf
The link above is for the Dumfries & Galloway Wild Autumn Festival there are a lot of great events to get involved with. Come along and Enjoy