River Dee in Llangollen before and after heavy rain

One of my favourite activities is driving, specifically through hilly terrain, and North Wales is one of my preferred places to drive. As is my want, I normally pass through Llangollen.

For those who don’t know, Llangollen is a town in North Wales that is set on the River Dee, and during the summer months when it’s flow is slower than normal you can go out onto the rocks and paddle a little bit (warning: the flow is still strong).

Llangollen during the summer

It all changes after a heavy rain! I was driving through Llangollen last weekend (not long after Storm Dennis) and we saw that the river was a lot lot higher than normal, so we decided to pull over and take a look.Β 

It was incredible. The power of the river was insane, with the water nearly over the wall where the foot path is.

I encourage you to check out Llangollen rain or not :)

Picture of me smiling.

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Dr. Jenny GoveDr. Jenny Gove
One of my favourite places. Always used to stop there on the way to Uni. Have you stopped at the Pontcysyllte aqueduct? Discovered that as a place to stop on my last visit about 3 years ago - definitely recommended.
Paul KinlanPaul Kinlan
I'll investigate, don't have an iOS device at hand (or a MacBook to test on)
Bry*n RiegerBry*n Rieger
Doesn't work in Safari on the desktop for me either. :(
Paul KinlanPaul Kinlan
I thought it might have been a firefox issue too, but that works for me as well.
Paul KinlanPaul Kinlan
Hmm. Interesting I h264 encoded it so it should just work.
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I’m on an iPhone, so it opened in the Twitter webview. Let me try it again.
Stephanie Rieger πŸ΄σ §σ ’σ ³σ £σ ΄σ ΏπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΊπŸ΅Stephanie Rieger πŸ΄σ §σ ’σ ³σ £σ ΄σ ΏπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΊπŸ΅
Also no luck in Safari on my phone. Chrome on iOS is fine though 😬.
Paul KinlanPaul Kinlan
It's hosted directly on my site, what browser are you using?
Stephanie Rieger πŸ΄σ §σ ’σ ³σ £σ ΄σ ΏπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΊπŸ΅Stephanie Rieger πŸ΄σ §σ ’σ ³σ £σ ΄σ ΏπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΊπŸ΅
Video doesn’t play for me. Is it YouTube? Play icon kind of looks like the one used for region blocked media. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ