It's hard to work up enthusiasm for rain in the middle of a heat wave as this week's rainy prompt requires.
A dip in a swimming pool would be much more enjoyable.
Somehow I don't think that there would have been many boat trips round the estuary that day. You would also have been struggling to go for a pint at the King of Prussia.
Meanwhile while you check out other rainy themes at Sepia-Saturday-185. I have to get ready to take my wife out for a birthday meal.
|Hartlepool Bathing Pool|
The open-air swimming pool was opened in 1923. It was badly damaged during the great storm of January 1953, and was never fully repaired. The surviving remains of the pool itself are mostly obscured by seaweed, and all of the shoreward structures have long gone.
|'Bathing Pool' area - 1953|
A local beauty spot where children were often taken to paddle was Aysgarth Falls in Wensleydale but not on a day when the river was in flood.
Aysgarth Falls are a triple flight of waterfalls, surrounded by forest and farmland, carved out by the River Ure over an almost a one-mile stretch on its descent to mid-Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales of England, near the village of Aysgarth.
In Cornwall the River Fowey can flood quite spectacularly as it did in 2008
|Fowey Parking - 2008.|
It may have been OK for The Beatles to sing.
But for me it's Adele who has the right idea.