However, impatience and anticipation had taken over. This sudden urgency neutralised the slightly iffy weather forecast for today.
Letterboxing in the rain - a brave or stupid idea? Unless it were for a first-in-book, we would normally just take a look out the window and, if it's tipping down, put the kettle on.
Once this morning's heavy rain had passed we genuinely believed we would get a few hours boxing in.
After lunch, the clouds were heavy and low, but we continued anyway.
We were not alone. The car park was full! We took huge comfort in this.
Bearings impossible, the GPS came into its own. However most of the clues on the list lacked GPS references and were reliant on paces and close bearings.
We put up with the heavy showers and thick fog for 4 hours before giving up.
Every piece of walking gear soaked through, only 7 boxes found, 2 of which were unexpected, and we are still 12 away from our target.
The moral of the story is don't letterbox in the rain - its just not worth it.