Seems like it's been raining for weeks now, so no surprise that Saturday was a wash out, except that just around lunch time there was a brief lull.
The sky was moody with prospect of more rain coming through with fast moving low clouds. Down on the hard in Emsworth some of the dinghies were doing their best to stay afloat.
The thing about boats is they are very good at keeping water out or in, looks like there might be more time spend bailing than fishing the next time the owner comes down for this one.
For about half an hour everything was still, the water showing hardly a ripple, the boats lay serene on their moorings, of at least the ones with covers or self draining cockpits.
About 20 minutes later it was raining cats and dogs, we beat a hasty retreat to the Greenhouse Cafe which is well worth a visit, the lunch special was bubble & squeak, topped with ham, eggs and hollandaise sauce. To be recommended.
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