Friday, 22nd May 2014:It Friday, its 5 to 5, and its
Crackerjack, rainy. Sometimes you have got to take your chances in those May showers especially on a Poets day. To tell the truth it wasn’t 5 to 5 either it was earlier than that. The thing is that as well as showers there was sun so I went for a ride. Here is the Cambridge DTG recorded weather for the day in question. Although for technical reasons the day didn’t seem to start until midday. There was quite a bit of rain around 4pm though!
So I headed out towards Wicken Fen, but with an eye to the weather I went to Burwell first, because that seemed to be to the edge of the rain clouds. I managed to sneak around Wicken and all with barely a splash. Although more by luck than judgement.
Unfortunately as I headed towards Upware the clouds looked ominous.
Rain clouds over the Fens
My luck ran out as I reached Upware. The rain was so fierce that I sheltered behind one of the Upware pump buildings. It spared me the worst, but I couldn’t hang around all afternoon, so I set off. The wind picked up and lashed through as I plodded on (in the pedalling sense, since I was actually cycling). I could barely see where I was going as I had my hood pulled well down over my eyes and every now and then I would have a peak. It is a good job the roads weren’t busy.
Then the rain started letting up and had practically stopped by White Fen.
Rain Clouds – already passed over White Fen
Rain helps the spuds grow though
I didn’t hang around after that – I didn’t want another heavy shower.