Sunday, June 8, 2014

No Trains

Today is the first day when I can use my concessionary travel pass to travel for free on the train to Sheffield after the re-instatement of the enhancements to the basic ENCTS scheme. The weather forecast is decent, maybe a shower or two in the afternoon, and so I planned on catching the first train to Sheffield this morning. However, I won't be on the train because the line to Sheffield is closed again today because of long-standing engineering work.

Well...I tried: I'd prepared my sandwiches, chosen a walking route with plenty of opportunities to take shelter from the rain in pubs and cafes, folded my map to the correct configuration, and even washed my hiking trousers - but it looks like I'll be staying at home all day.