Eleven walkers left the church at the usual time and headed for Fluthers Car Park. Yes, it was raining, but the optimistic group thought it might be ok.
We left the car park, walking past the War Memorial into Station Road, turned right into Waterend Road and from there we walked along the riverside as far as Millgate. On a good day this would be a beautiful, peaceful walk seeing flora and fauna on the way to the nature ponds but...it was raining more heavily.
From Millgate we walked into Millbank (it was raining even more heavily) and then into Brighton Road, passing some lovely houses whose gardens would normally have caused us to 'stop and stare' and the playing fields but no-one was playing as it was pelting down!
We entered Cuparmuir and it was then that the decision was taken to abandon the walk; defeated we returned to the car park. Rained off!
However....smiles soon returned when we arrived at Muddy Boots. Warm, drier, and with cups of tea or coffee and lovely scones, cream and jam, the usual chat and laughter returned.
Maybe not the best walk we've ever had, but I'm sure we'll remember it and maybe even try it again when the weather's fairer.