Wednesday, 22nd September 2020
Perhaps, our run of good luck with the weather has come to and end?
Heavy overnight rain, and more forecast for later today, although, it is not actually raining this morning. All because of some hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean, if I understood the weather forecast correctly.
I think, it may be wise not to suggest a cycle ride, today, after yesterday's mammoth effort.
We manage a couple of walks, luckily, between the downpours, so, we do not actually get a soaking, but, it is a close run thing!
One of our walks takes us to the village convenience store, for "essentials" ie chocolate and wine. The chap behind the counter is incredibly friendly and chatty, we seem to be his only customers!
Thursday, 23rd September 2020
More heavy rain overnight.
Blue sky, and a brisk wind and, only, 16C, not bad for the end of September, but, positively cool, compared to what we have been enjoying.
Lunch at the Woolpack, Terrington St John, very enjoyable. Enough people there to give a bit of "atmosphere", but, not enough to compromise "social distancing".
Got rained on walking back!
Friday, 24th September 2020
We are paying for the good weather we have had, earlier in our trip. Gale-force winds and rain overnight. Only 8C this morning and still blowing a gale, with occasional rain.
A day of reading, and, a bit of online shopping.
Saturday, 25th September 2020
Cold (8C), dull, and windy!
An uneventful drive home.
Uneventful that is until we get to within 4 miles of home, at which point, we find the Testos Roundabout road works have reduced the A19 to one lane, massive tail-back and last 4 miles completed at walking pace.
We are supposed to have "smart" motorways, why could they not put a warning sign at Thirsk, and we could have stayed on the A1(M)!