When I signed up for Tom Mackie's "Norfolk Broads & Coast" weekend course I was so lured by the thoughts of strolling through the cascading spring bluebells, capturing the last vestiges of the oranges and pinks of the setting sun and getting the ubiquitous windmill shot but I didn't consider the quintessential English seaside weather. To be fair when I received the list of "what to take" I did baulk at the waterproof trousers and hiking boots. But in a moment of sensibility I procured some all-weather black hiking boots and a shiny rain hat (as an umbrella seems very impractical whilst wielding a camera, tripod, neutral destiny filters et al). I refused to don waterproofs as such so my usual rain Mac would have to suffice and I'd have to hope that as this is a little holiday with our cameras not an endurance survival weekend we would have a plan B for utterly inclement weather. I'm pretty sure my camera wouldn't enjoy feeling the full force of a rain storm and neither would its wrangler!