After listening to the rain on the studio windows all day I felt I had to get out, even if it was just a walk to the post box. Our local post office closed a week ago; I assume from the VR (Victoria Regina) post box that was built into the wall there but which was removed a few a years ago that there had been a post office there for a hundred years. The post office counter will be transferred to a nearby off-license.
A stream pours muddy water into the canal which is itself far from crystal clear. The muddy water flows along at the edge of the canal as a distinct stream for ten yards or more before starting to merge.