Friday morning and I was woken up twice in the night by heavy rain and thunder and light show. Then an early start 07:17. I don't usually start till gone ten so 07:17 is early. Very quiet morning, even got down onto the Harbour in Torquay with a few minutes to spare, a nice change after the non stop chaos of the last few weeks. Even had chance to get of the bus and have a stretch. On time for my meal break in Paignton, 45 minutes, longer than usual. Every thing going well. After lunch, while I was waiting for my bus to arrive the queue for Torquay was getting quiet long (40) and my bus was a few minutes late and I was watching this queue get longer when a bus arrived. Not mine. Some other poor sod would have to pick this lot up. Getting even better.
Then at 12 35 it started raining. Well the heavens opened and cats and dogs bucketed down. For about 15 minutes. By this time Torbay had flooded. Manhole covers were forced up by the water rushing down the drains and every where you looked was water and broken down cars and traffic, traffic, traffic. An hour later I should have been in Newton but I was only in the Newton Road where I managed to get the above shot. At one stage 45 minutes late and no chance of catching up. Global warming has a lot to answer for. Sorry if you were stood in the rain waiting for a bus.