Arwen's meanderings

Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog. My name is Steve and i am the lucky owner of a John Welsford designed 'navigator' named Arwen. I built her over three years with the help of my father, father-in-law and two children. She was launched in August 2007 at Queen Anne's battery marina in the barbican area of Plymouth. This blog is a record of our voyages together around SW England.
Arwen has a YouTube channel of her own. Search "plymouthwelshboy".






Sunday, 27 March 2016

It was so wet.....

Our spell of sunshine didn't last long.  Saturday saw intense downpours. I know! I was in one doing forty miles an hour out in the open!
Stacey our much loved and admired motovespa 125 super needed her annual service and MOT. As I left Westcountry Motorcycles, the heavens opened and the winds rose to violent gusts. I've never been buffeted by wind like it whilst on a scooter. It was as if some invisible hand just stopped you in your tracks. Throttle full on but going nowhere into the vicious headwind.

All rather exciting I must say. Got the old heart rate elevated somewhat. Meanwhile, whilst holding on for grim death, the rain soaked through one berghaus climbing jacket, a North face wind proof jacket, a mountain adventure fleece and a shirt. The Rab thermal, my last line of defence, held it at bay. My berghaus waterproof trousers didn't let a single drop through. Go figure that one.

All in all a rather thrilling Saturday afternoon adventure. 

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