Thursday, 27 December 2007
Extreme Drizzle in Derbyshire
Connoisseurs of Discovery Channel's Extreme Weather series probably missed the episode entitled Extreme Drizzle. Filmed entirely on location in the United Kingdom, the episode showed British people facing the onslaught of all-pervasive damp permeating every nook and cranny, soddening newspapers and socks and hankies. Today started thus. Mild for late December (+9C). We set off with Cousin Hoavis to Wirksworth, at the other end of the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway. The quarries, which were the main reason that a railway was built in this picturesque part of Derbyshire, are now the National Stone Centre, an interesting and spectacular place to visit. Wirksworth itself is a most charming village, despite the drizzle.