Sunday, December 30, 2007

The best laid plans of mice and men oft go astray

Well they certainly did in my case - I had great plans for the few days between Christmas and New Year, and they all involved the River Eden and Grayling.
That was before we had approximately 65mm of rain on Thursday (28 December) and the river came up about 3 metres plus.

A river runs through it - somewhere!
The River Petteril where it enters the Eden

Thursday wasn't a complete loss as I joined six fellow members of AAPGAI (Association of Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructors) for a casting session, we must have looked mad, seven of us in the middle of a field Double Hauling in the pouring rain but I don't think any of us cared - the 'crack' was good and we all enjoyed it.
With a bit of luck and fine weather the river should drop back quickly and an outing may be on the cards early in the new year.