14 miles Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Hawes
Today we had proper rain. While getting wet, I thought of several good things about this. Firstly, it's given me a chance to try out my new waterproof trousers, that kept my legs dry and rustling throughout the day. Secondly, there's been no rain so far, apart from a squally shower on day 3, it didn't rain during the slippery limestone stepped ascent of Pen-Y-Ghent yesterday, and it's forecast fair for the next week too. So it's actually given me a more authentic Pennine Way experience (it seems that Wainwright had almost two years of constant rain while he was doing the field work for his book).
The negatives of rain are firstly, I couldn't see much. Secondly, I discovered my old coat isn't very waterproof, and as well as me getting wet, it also oozed white soap suds from a previous wash, spoiling (for anyone who might have seen), what I hoped would be a sleek black nylon ensemble.
I took a few photos before it got too wet and misty.