By the time I got here the snow had definitely turned to rain and it was starting to get heavier; just as it was forecast to do. So, while still intending to complete the walk in the rain, I decided to put on some waterproof trousers. The first thing I noticed when I took them out of the bag was how clean they looked. This was quickly followed by the realisation that I'd picked up Jennifer's new clean ones instead of my old dirty ones. Never mind I thought, as long as I can get into them I'm not bothered who they belong to. Well, I did actually manage to get them on (just) but walking in them was just a bit too uncomfortable, if you know what I mean!
The question was, did I still want to do my loop of Grisedale and run the risk of getting soaked or should I cut the walk short. Getting a soaking didn't really appeal so I settled for a walk into Patterdale and then round to Glenridding. As it turned out this was the right decision, by the time I got to Glenridding it was bucketing down.