One sunny morning, in Severn Beach a huge storm appeared in the sky. The clouds started to go from white, to grey, to black and hail started to fall down, down, down onto the ground. Suddenly, a huge tsunami came smashing over the sea wall and started flooding the whole of Severn Beach.
Sophie quickly grabbed her suit case ready to climb up to the top of her house to keep safe from the flood but she remembered that she had left her Miss Cutie Bones in her bedroom. She held her breath, 'Huuurrrr' dived into the water, and grabbed her bunny. After holding her breath 'Hurgh, hurgh, hurgh, hurgh, hurgh, hurgh' she climbed onto the roof.
The hail started splashing down and the stones were so big that when they fell onto the flood everyone was splashed in the face. It had been hard not to be splashed. Some people had to make a huge ladder out of bamboo and some strong twigs to be tied together with some left over string from their houses. Once they were on top of their houses they used the bamboo to make two huge paddles from a canoe to steer the house around.
After all of the chaos was done there was still trouble to come. In the distance, there was a huge blood red lobster. Sophie, the girl who was sat on top of her house, thought it was a crab but as she steered the house closer it became more clear to what it was. IT WAS A HUGE BLOOD RED LOBSTER!
Suddenly, the paddles became weaker and started to break and fall apart. Sophie was out of ideas. She didn't know what to do. She couldn't think. At last she came up with a genius idea. She would climb down the windows and paddle with the floating twigs left over in the flood.
Unfortunately, the lobster was quickly coming towards them, so they had no time to waste. After a while, the giant lobster had enough of chasing the floating house with Sophie and went back into the sea and had a sleep. In his sleep he had some weird dream and sleep walked very slowly near the shore by the sea wall. He walked about a millimeter a step.
The Floating House
As you face the estuary take the path to the right, over the little bridge to the bench on the sea wall.