Cookham Floods: Kayaking Video – 9 January 2014



As the globe gets ever more ‘warm’, and the ecomentalists shout ever more loudly, deduction points to mankind as the cause of the nationwide floods. Truly, the effects of the recent weather are shocking: journeys disrupted, communities stranded, homes destroyed.

But, as Britain counts the cost of the damage, I met with a friend-of-a-friend, Chris Evans, to go kayaking on the flooded Cookham Moor. I owe him huge thanks, not just for the loan of the kayak, but for coming to my rescue when it all went wrong. (You’ll see what happens in the video, but it’s the result of a small crack in the bottom of the boat, meaning it had to taken off the water and emptied every ten minutes. On that run, we were out for about fifteen – and, unsurprisingly, the inevitable eventually happened.)

See photographs from the Cookham floods – and enjoy a full text write-up – in this later post.

Andrew Burdett

Andrew Burdett is a twenty-something from Maidenhead in Berkshire, working for ITV News.