The rain hasn't eased off yet and Mark is still sitting here at 11 am. Lunch is planned for 50 Kms further down the road at midday. We will have to leave very soon.
Mark ended up in the car as we couldn't send him out in that rain, it would have been cruel and we had to get out of there or we could have been really stuck- the water was rising quickly across the road out of the rest area. We met up with all the others at 12.15 in a parking bay. No-one was able to avoid the downpour but no-one was complaining. It amazes me how the riders just accept the rain but are not so forgiving with the wind or the road surfaces. The rain had stopped by the lunch stop and they were on the road again. Lots of water lying around so I'm sure there will be mosquitoes again tonight. The flies have come out in force since the rain stopped- little annoying flies that stick to you.