I'm the sort of person who takes her iPhone running with her.
Before you get too judge-y though, it's because a) I run in a reasonably remote area, and I don't like the idea of having to drag myself anywhere if I fell and broke my leg (happened to a lecturer of mine) and b) I use it as an iPod. Consequently, I always have a camera with me when I run, which is nice when you run in pretty places.
When I ran around the Burrator Reservoir this morning, however, I was amazed by how high the water level was. I mean, I'm aware we've had an awful lot of rain recently (though fortunately, there has been no flooding in my immediate area- but this happened nearby...!), but seeing the reservoir fuller than its been in about a year was really something.
As a direct comparison- below is the reservoir today:
And here is a picture taken in almost the exact same spot, in the middle of August:
(Oh, I miss the blue sky. As I was hunting for a picture of the reservoir looking suitably low, I came across one of me looking very brown in the middle of last summer. Here's hoping we get another good summer in 2014!)
I love it when the reservoir is high though- the water rushing through the dam just looks amazing, and it's always great to see the surprise on people's faces when they peer over the edge of the wall and see the water level.
And in other run-related news, I got chased by a goose as I cut across the top of the reservoir. Trust me- this is not something you want to happen, when they hiss and honk and run at you, geese are bloody scary creatures.