As forecasted it rained heavily in the early hours and was still raining when we awoke. We smugly looked out at the rain enjoying the dry feeling. The town itself has no permanent water supply every house relies on collected rainwater for its drinking supply, there is a large tank feeding each house with washing water but that is it.
Looking unusually relaxed, clearly unaware of the road to come
A local Mark brought us some apples (it is apple picking season at the moment) and chatted for a while.
We made tea, watched the many different types of birds and read. It did clear up a little by 9.30 am