The forecast rain arrived about midnight. So far today we have had 12.6mm, about half an inch and possibly a lot more to come as it is slow moving though the Met Office radar prediction does show most of it going slightly north and south of me.
On one of our walks down Old Mill Lane I was struck by the sight of multiple contrails which all seemed to be converging in the distance. Some are probably heading to / from Humberside Airport (or whatever its name is these days) others to other airports further inland. It shows how busy the skies are above Lincolnshire. Fortunately only a distant sighting or a contrail are the only things noticeable as the commercial flights are too high to hear any sound from the aircraft.
When I see the length of Penny's tongue I sometimes wonder whether she isn't part anteater:
Out turning round point down this particular lane:
Aircraft which fly lower and can be heard are military on exercise, daily helicopter flights to oil and gas rigs in the North Sea and occasionally the Coastguard rescue helicopter:
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