Following the various threads about the washed out Scone this year, thought I'd put up some pictures.
Not many taken - as digital cameras and rain don't mix well. As on trade stand, many taken early morning before most people up and about on the Saturday.
Can only say the images don't really convey how sodden the ground was. The gravel was barely floating on top of mush. we were luckily on a high bit - many of the stands had standing water/ 4-6 inches of mud slurry in them and access was across deeper pools of water/ mud. We also 'luckily' got a double dose of gravel outside our bit - no idea how that happened
The Fly fishing 'jetties' slowly washed away during Friday evening and by Sat morning were either gone or submerged.
Short of having pathways established/ laid out beforehand, I really don't think the organisers could have done much other than cancel.
Thursday evening some of the traders didnt do themselves many favours. The organisers offered mats and help to trucks/ vans, but many couldn't/ wouldn't wait. A few dozen transits driven at full revs don't help sodden grass very much!
Ready for the start Friday Morning
John with visitors - visitors!
Early Sat morning up to arena from our stand
Over by the main arena
Like I say, pictures do not really convey just how sodden it was. Every step was floating.
Still, there's always next year!