My plan was to watch the cart go round at Glastonbury, but after just a few carts we had to leave as my wife was suffering from a sickness bug that was going round the village school. The same bug had also taken out Spraggsy who called in a few hours earlier to say he couldn't make it.
After dropping my wife at home I made my way back to the start, just in time to see our cart heading past the start, it did look good :-) While the cart went round I sat and had a cup of tea with some friends from Gremlins CC.
Thanks to 'carnival9' for this YouTube video:
Towards the end of the Procession the rain really started to hammer down and some of the performers arriving back at the start looked very miserable and cold. Once everybody was off are cart we split down the cart and waited, and waited, for the roads to open so we could move on to Weston.
After more waiting and some tea and chips (thank-you Pete) we were finally able to leave, at about midnight. There were some reports of an accident on the A39, but the marshals knew nothing about it so we pressed on. Sadly just the otherside of Ashcott we came across a Land Rover on its side blocking one carriage way, apparently the driver escaped with only minor cuts and bruises. It was a tight squeeze with over hanging trees, but we got through without loosing a single bulb.
We finally pulled into Weston at just after 3am, it had been a long day and we were all keen to get home...
On the way home we passed Gremlins and Griffins, who both had tractor trouble, I wonder what time they got home?
We finished 7th in the 'Feature - Open' class, just 3 points Griffins!