Capturing a journey across the Pennines (UK) in atrocious weather …

Skies frowned dark and angry

As I crossed Snake Pass today

Pennine route foreboding

Fierce headwind all the way

Rain incessant pummelled screen

Wiper sounds numbed brain

Flooded roads, as gullies

Vainly fought to take the strain

Destination reached, more than hour late

Body asked for beverage, nerves in frazzled state

Friends so understanding, as we chatted and we dined

Caffeine fix, nerves unwound, trauma left behind