Tuesday, 3 July 2012

The Big One (14-3)

Tuesday 3rd July 2012

Gas Street Basin (Shepcote Street Bridge)

The English are supposed to be fixated with the weather. I'm not so sure that its true. We take a bit more than a passing interest - but I don't think we a fixated.

But I digress.

The weather today was very changeable, it started to pour down, then  it went from light to heavy showers. The rain changed from a heavy downpour to drizzle. Then it started to come down in sheets. When it began to rain cats and dogs. What else could I do but take the dogs for a walk. I expected to be wet through but not to be wet to the skin. I did not expect to get back to the boat and find myself saturated and wringing wet.

Then we had a blast of rain, quickly followed by a burst of rain. A cascade was followed by a deluge. As the cloudburst changed from a downpour to drips and droplets. Then the spatter turned to a squall. Rain water overspill went from a trickle, to a rivulet to a torrent. The inundation became a flood. It was bleak, blustery, clammy, dingy, drab and dank all at the same time. So I was soaked, sodden and soggy as the rain siled it down.

We did not get a stormy, thunderous gush, nor did we have a splash or a pour. Neither did we have a teem, a stream or a spout. No spit, spat, tip down or sop. On a day when the rain plays a game of "chase the drops" down your window. Whilst creating a miriad of circles on the waters surface. When the pitter patter turns to a hiss. It was still the best watery, wet, splashy, swashy, summers day so far!

 That's better.

Daily Total
Miles: 0.0
Locks: 0
Swing/Lift Bridges: 0
Tunnels: 0
Pump Outs: 0
Engine Hours: 0.0
Diesel: 0

Accumulated Totals
Miles: 970.4
Locks: 722
Swing / Lift Bridges: 119
Tunnels: 9
Pump Outs: 11
Engine Hours: 2250.3
Diesel: 40L (49.57)


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