We packed the van up with Showbus in mind with just photos to come out and refreshed stock of DVDs to go on board. The weather was very wet through the night and still drizzling this morning but it stopped and eventually even the cloud cover broke to let the sun through for most of the afternoon although a stiff breeze took the edge off the temperature. Lorries again had a very light showing and buses had almost dried up, if it weren't for the various local museums and collections and a couple of operator entries it would have been a disaster. I only got a few minutes of video so will pop the lot on Youtube tomorrow.
The trip to Ireland starting next Sunday is looking as if it will go ahead although it's still very early on the weather forcast front. The rally at Dublin has already been called off for October. We do have a strong following in Ireland and with my DNA results back I can confirm I'm 55% Irish! The tales of someone Swiss in the background seem to be true with that part of Europe showing a substantial percentage plus a reasonable dollop of Englishness. I'm going to try and get the greenhouse finished tomorrow and start preparing to paint the garage. The back end of the week should see trips to more Greater Manchester bus locations, certainly Stockport and Ashton perhaps Bury. Photos from Heaton Park today.