The last couple of weeks have been eventful. Not necessarily in a good way though. You see, our tiny little dirt road that leads to our house goes through a swampy area and it gets fed by the Otonabee River. This Spring, the river is high which means our swamp is high. And a high swamp means a flooded road.
It all started right before Easter, when the swamp waters started rising and the road started to get puddles.
The puddles quickly turned into swamp and areas of the road were covered with water. The water wasn't deep though, so we could still easily drive through it.
At this point, we thought it was pretty exciting and snapped lots of pictures and felt all adventurous driving through it. Little did we know...
We kept a good eye on it and watched it rise up each day. We drove around to neighbouring houses and saw the flooding there as well.
The river was high and it hadn't even peaked yet. Like I said, we were still driving down our road with ease.
There were still plenty of "islands" throughout the swamp and the water was only 8 inches deep or so.
When we left for Easter in Quebec, we could still drive through with the car and we measured the deepest point at 11 inches.
But when we returned from our weekend away, it had risen a lot! We couldn't drive through it with our car any more but luckily we had just purchased a new truck that could still make it through. The water was up over 20 inches at its deepest!
The problem with the truck though, is that there is only one. So when Dan was off with the truck, if I needed to get out, I had to canoe.
Fun times! It's a weird feeling, canoeing down your road. And it takes way longer to run errands when you have to canoe out.
The water finally peaked last Friday and has been steadily dropping since. I must say though, it will be nice to be able to just drive to town when I need to, not have to organize rides or canoe myself out.
Did anyone else get flooded? We are lucky that our house is high and dry and we only had to fight with a flooded road. I know others weren't as lucky.