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13 April 2010

Toyota Yaris vs rock…

The Mirror newspaper in the UK yesterday carried a dramatc illustration of the effect that a boulder can have on a car.  This car was parked by the side of the road in Hayfield in Derbyshire on Sunday when an eight tonne boulder slipped off a lorry.  Fortunately there was no-one in the car:  Time to buy a new bottle of T-cut?  Picture from the Mirror

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6 November 2008

Floods in France

France is currently suffering some terrible flooding that is also resulting in a serious threat of mudslides to the extent that some motorways (freeways) have had to be closed. Although not really landslides, I felt I just had to show the following pictures of the Grangent reservoir on the Loire valley, which has trapped an extraordinary amount of debris washed down the river as a result of the rainfall: Debris …

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