Saturday, July 28, 2007

Heading home from OSCON

So I'm sitting in the lounge at PDX waiting for my flight to Chicago O'Hare and then onward to Heathrow. However I'm not entirely sure how far I'm going to get after I land back in the Britain. Looking at the news coming out of the UK the rail system doesn't look like its recovered from the heavy flooding last week while I was travelling to OSCON.

The BBC's flood mashup (via Google Lat Long Blog) looks a bit worrying as well. To get from London to Exeter I have to go through Reading, which doesn't seem to be in a good way right now, and with more rain predicted while I'm enroute to Heathrow I'm pretty much reduced to crossing my fingers at this point...

Update: Made it home in one piece, with the trains more or less running to time, unless you wanted to head north out of Paddington towards Oxford. In which case you were out of luck as the lines were still underwater. Although looking at the countryside as I passed through Berkshire, the best description I can come up with is "water-logged". It probably wouldn't put much more rain to start another round of flooding...