Rain stops play

So last week we braved the gathering clouds and the rain stayed off. This week – not so much

rain on the river

“Does it look as if it might be a bit brighter over there?”

We’re not afraid of a drop or two of rain here in Dumfries – and we have persisted with our summer rides even on the dampest of occasions – but we do have our limits and that limit is when we decide a ride isn’t going to be any fun. Although five of us showed up at the rendezvous in Dock Park (and promptly sheltered under a tree), we were none of us quite hardy enough to go ahead and ride in the pouring rain just for the fun of it.

Waiting for the rain to stop

After spending fifteen minutes or asking each other if we thought it was easing off (it wasn’t), the rumble of thunder put the seal on the deal: today’s summer ride wasn’t going to happen, and the weather gods agreed.  Time to share a bit of cake (Rhian’s banana and date creation definitely cheered up the afternoon) and cut our losses.

Next week let’s hope for better weather as we head out for the 12 Apostles.

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