Ah! The joys of rain…
We all love and enjoy a good downpour in summers but if you are traveling and not properly equipped to tackle that heavy rainstorm then you are definitely going to have a downpour of your own in some balcony of a hotel.
My trip began when I landed in Edinburgh in the middle of a heavy rainstorm. I survived that, but it was just the beginning of a rain-full adventure in the beautiful mountains and plains of Scotland.
Because of my love for hiking and scenery, I absolutely needed to go on a hiking tour in the West of Scotland and that meant getting rained on repeatedly. So, I decided to buy a waterproof jacket and pants, that were right measurement and not flimsy.
I was struck with some bad luck at first. I ordered a couple of waterproof suits, one of them was way too tight around the chest (we definitely don’t want to suffocate in the middle of nowhere) and loose around the stomach (little fitting never hurts). The other one’s material looked as if it would be torn to bits even if I try to breathe in it.
I knew I would never be able to enjoy the scenery and the experience of visiting Scotland if I wasn’t geared up with proper clothes. Being rained on and soaked every day until I got back to my room, would not have made for a good trip.
So, I decided to order one more jacket and pants combo. This one fit way better around the chest and the pants weren’t too long either. They definitely came in handy towards the end of the hike on the Quirang. You can buy some here!
The view up there was well worth the hike and getting rained on.
It was still raining while I waited for the Hogwarts Express to go by! Still, tons of fun…
Heading down to London
My waterproof gear continued to be of use after my hiking tour was over. I headed down to London from Edinburgh and was welcomed by none other than the rain again. So I was happy to have paid for a full waterproof suit on because the umbrella just couldn’t cut it.
It wasn’t all grey and blues throughout the trip, I did have a couple of sunny days as I made my way back up north through the birthplace of William Shakespeare; Stratford-upon-Avon and the city of York, then back down through the lake district, which was another beautiful area with amazing scenery.
So I think a waterproof suit is a fine investment if you don’t want to dry your clothes in front of a wood stove every night and still pack them up all wet and damp.
P.s: always be prepared
Make sure to look up the weather of the city or country that you plan to visit!