We have had an awful lot of rain this week, and we should have thought of it sooner. The banks of the river are extremely steep and we thought we pulled the boat out high enough. We went down to check how high the river was this afternoon after yet more rain, and were surprised at how high the water had got. And we couldn’t see the boat at all as it was completely submerged. We had pulled it right out of the water and up the bank but it was gone. The water in the river here is very dark so it hid the boat well, after poking around and feeling under the water we managed to find the rope and pull it up. It was a bit of a relief. Guess we will have to pull it much higher next time.