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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Hessle Foreshore (Part 1).

My operation was carried out in Hull Royal Infirmary and, as it's on the opposite side of the Humber Estuary, I had a "dry run", a few days before my operation, to familiarize myself with the roads and parking.

It was a nice day so after finding the hospital we went back to the Humber Bridge Country Park to have dinner and followed that with a walk down to the bank of the Humber at Hessle on the Yorkshire side of the Estuary.

Since my visit here we have had the "Great Tidal Surge" along the east coast and it caused severe flooding,
especially along the Humber Estuary and as far as 40 miles inland along the River Trent.  Some of the scenes shown here will have been flooded.

The Humber Bridge from where the country park gives access to Hessle foreshore on the 
North bank of the Humber.

The roadway leading towards Hessle & Hull.
The water came over the embankment and 
covered this area to quite a depth. 

Taken from the Country Park Inn balcony area.

The Country Park Inn, with fine views over the Humber, usually a prime location but it was flooded
when the tidal surge came.

Looking from the car park.

The Country Park Lodge, very close to the bridge but not quite underneath it!

The Humber Rescue Inshore Rescue Centre.  As you can see there is a slipway to launch any boats
but on the night of the tidal surge the water was right up to the building and I believe inside too!

Humber Rescue Inshore Rescue building, very nearly underneath the Humber Bridge.


It was difficult to get anywhere to obtain a full view of the bridge but at least here we can see
the Lincolnshire coast (my county!) on the far bank.

I just managed to block the sun here.
More pictures to follow in Part 2 of this series.

All pictures taken on a Panasonic FZ150 camera.