OK, bad idea but it had to be worth a try. Sunny periods and showers, said the Met Office. Yeah, right.
It rained as we were driving over; it rained as we were unloading the kit; it rained as we slithered into our waterproofs; and it carried on raining as we trudged to the wall. Then it stopped long enough for us to view the puddles along the finished wall and the blackness of the mud where we stripped out on our last visit.
Nothing daunted, Phillip, Roger, Tony, Richard and I set about demolishing the next stretch of wall. Squelch, slither, slosh in the primeval slime as we attempted to set new foundations - tricky when the base is under water. It had by now rained again and the downpour (shower?) intensified as we stopped for coffee. Now you can rain on me, blow at me and bury me in snow but don't ... don't ever ... dilute my morning cuppa coffee.
A quick show of soggy hands and there was unanimity. Sod it! Let's go home. So we did!
Welcome, by the way to the guys and gals of the NCV. Happy to share a blogspot with you and to keep an eye on what you're all up to. I'll be writing up the more slanderous version of what Tony and Ros got up to in Bryan's Wood as soon as I have consulted my lawyers!