A hard rain is gonna fall, wrote Bob Dylan in 1962. The Met Office said pretty much the same thing yesterday and they were absolutely spot on with that forecast.
We had managed to find some petrol towards the end of the week and so we set off for Cornwall as planned. As seems to be the norm when the Idle Skiers head for the west country, it rained prodigiously. I would say it rained cats and dogs, but it was more like an entire zoo of rainfall.
Early this morning, it was still raining and it was forecast to stay that way. However, the weather on the north Cornish coast often beats the forecast and it did so again today. The sun emerged, people headed for the beach and by mid afternoon, with the tide coming in and a strong wind blowing, the surfers were out on the water.
Tomorrow, we head for Polzeath to test out the waves ourselves. The forecast is poor again, but we hope for the best.