Typical. It was beautiful all day, sunny, warm, all that stuff. Then I left the office to come home and the thunder thundered, the lightning lightened and the rain poured down in bucketloads. Then, just to cap it all, there were hailstones all over the bloody place. I thought it had snowed for a moment.
The roads near where I live are prone to a bit of flooding when it rains and I’ve just got used to it, but this evening the water was deep. As I rode the bike through the lakes that covered the road, fearing all the time that it was about to conk out, great clouds of steam rose from the engine, actually managing to obscure my view and fog up the bike’s mirrors. I was really very glad to make it home, sodden but in one piece.