The Day That The Rains Came Down on St Catherine's


Damage to the forest road
In some places the surface of the forest road had been gouged up and ruts created by the force of the water which the ditches and burns had been unable to contain.

The waterfall beside the picnic place is a favourite spot of mine. On the morning of 9th August huge volumes of turbid water were hurling themselves down onto the rocks about twenty feet below - but what the photo doesn't show is that a foot above the water level when I got there the vegetation had been flattened (arrowed) - so it must have been even higher at some stage, before I got there.

For comparison purposes - this what the burn typically looks like: no more than a few inches of clear water trickling over the stones:

And on a good day this is the picture that the waterfall presents: