Fifteen minutes later, after my xray, it was still raining quite heavily as I stepped out onto Carlisle Street and starting to walk, I found myself trapped. Clearly there had been some very heavy rain while I was receiving my dose of radiation.
I could not proceed along the footpath and nor could I cross the road without getting my feet wet. I thought it would quickly drain away, but ten minutes later, it had not. I walked back further and where the water in the gutter was a little narrower, I jumped as far as I could out onto the road and then crossed. I didn't feel water enter my shoes.
I walked along a bit on the north side but as I went further west, it was again over the footpath just not as badly. Shop keepers were busily sweeping water out from their shops. I wanted to cross to the other side to a coffee shop at the pedestrian crossing but still I would have to get one foot in flowing stream in the gutter. This time a little water did get into one shoe and today the shoe is creaking a bit when I walk. Hopefully it will cure itself with wear. By the time I made it to the other side, I was suddenly over having coffee and decided to go home. I peered up Carlisle Street and not a tram in sight.
Quite a number of people seemed to waiting for either a 16 or 3. I began to walk to Brighton Road and once there, a 67 soon arrived to take me home. I don't understand why other people just wait and not do what I did.
Sadly, home is a good place to be when there is significant weather activity occurs and I missed it.