The weather forecast was for strong winds, showers, and bright spells. So we thought we'd have a walk in Hamsterley Forest.
The shower started as we left the car, and continued with only a short break (when it dripped from the trees) until we got back, an hour and three-quarters later. The sun did come out briefly, while it was still raining; so at least there was a rainbow.
There was plenty of water already in the stream -
- looking rather like Guinness. There were a surprising number of people about, mostly on mountain bikes.
I wonder why raincoat hoods always fall down over your face, keeping your glasses dry but allowing you to see only about 6 feet in front of you?