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Illustration for article titled Getting wet feet, in more ways than one.

We’ve had an exceptional amount of rain over the past day, and with the ground already waterlogged it’s led to a large amount of flooding. It was wet but passable on the way to work, but some water did dislodge a plastic undertray. It was still attached, but dragging.

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Illustration for article titled Getting wet feet, in more ways than one.

My commute is typically a 10 minute trip, today the journey home took an extra hour. The top image was the first turnaround I made- it’s flowing pretty strongly! There’s actually a crossroads there somewhere. From there it was an exercise in trying different routes that weren’t knee deep in water.

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Illustration for article titled Getting wet feet, in more ways than one.

I managed to cut through the lanes and got back out to one of the major roads. By this time I’d got a reasonable feel for my wading depth. A slightly high entry speed soon showed that the bulkhead has some holes in it somewhere and quite a lot of water came in. Fortunately not enough to require the Botswana Solution.

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Illustration for article titled Getting wet feet, in more ways than one.

I managed to get within sight of home, but the final blockage was a good foot deep, so I ended up dropping the car at a neighbours and calling for a lift in something more suited to the task.

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Illustration for article titled Getting wet feet, in more ways than one.

An alternative route had drained a bit later on in the afternoon, I was able to retrieve the car and set about vacuuming all the water out. Oh and the loose under tray? That fell off somewhere. I don’t know exactly.

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