Land Rovers to the rescue

Last week the Sunday Times asked me to go down to the Somerset levels to shoot some pictures of the terrible flooding.It’s only about 30 miles west from where I live in North Dorset and I hired a 4 X 4  pick up to make it through the shallower water to the rendezvous with the 4 X 4 Response team at a camp site on some higher ground.They give their time and experience driving local kids to school and marooned residents to work. Tim Douglas took us all the way to the island of Muchelney as it’s become with his fully kitted out Landie Defender with snorkel exhaust.What will they do now Land Rover has announced it will cease to make the Defender in the coming years after 67 years of production.