I remember well the summer of 2006 ... Hot and dry; the sun beating down as I blacked Warrior for the first time.
A report from the recent Met Office conference has just confirmed that, because of temperature cycles in the Atlantic, 2006 was the last time we had a properly warm, dry summer.
It was in 2007, of course, that we started taking long summer boat trips.
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