The reason for coming to Clare was to record as far north as possible in the county, and to park in the Castle car park and cross the river into Essex on the disused railway track, which is now a footpath.
After the deluge which engulfed the Austin Sevens, I ventured down the path and set up south of the water course that I had crossed. There was still some rain falling on the trees, and also drops falling from the trees, but not enough to deter me from recording. I actually like the rain, and being rained on, but I don’t like being cold… but this was warm summer rain, and the air was warm, thick and humid.
The mic got pretty wet but I managed to get a 10-minute recording before heading back to the dry of the car, and was reasonably pleased with my efforts. I wasn’t so pleased however when I looked in more detail at a map and realised I had still been standing in Suffolk as the main part of the Stour was further along the track…pft. Stupid boy! Should have looked at the map in more detail before setting off.