Storms the night before... Storms forecast for the following night... Grey skies in the morning...
All but the bravest of the East Kent crew were frightened off, but the seven who took the risk were treated to a lovely autumn day with some sun and not a drop of rain.
The Greensand way gave us some lovely views with plenty of fresh air from a rather brisk wind, lunch was taken in the churchyard before a slightly shorter afternoon loop which gave ample time to collect some windfalls and pockets of chestnuts to roast.
Usual photographer Neil had a day off because he was leading the walk, so David did the honours but hopefully the usual standard of photo will return next month.
The moral of the day - give it a try, it might be better than you thought (referring to the weather of course).