Chucking it down coupled with a Met Office severe weather warning meant ideal conditions to get out for a plodge in the clarts.
Parking at Postbridge I was eyed suspiciously by a couple of fat blokes in Dartmoor National Park fleeces in the visitors' centre as I set off clutching my camera and a dog lead.
The soggy conditions underfoot boded well for a good shot of the East Dart waterfall doing its thing and after a tricky crossing of the usually tame Braddon Lake we were soon on Broad Down. From there it was a bog-trotting tussock-fest for another tricky crossing of the Broada Marsh Stream with lumpy rain pelting in on a lively northerly.
Time to get the back of my vest wet I re-traced my steps to the Broada Marsh Stream from Flat Tor, followed it to its confluence with the East Dart and followed the river to the waterfall.
Although a modest river, the East Dart can put on a bit of a display at times.
From here it was up and over Broad Down and back down Drift Lane to the car park.
Nice to get out when the moor was moody.