In the distance we saw a hotel and our jog became a run as the first drops of rain started to fall. We just managed to reach a picnic area covered by a tent as the heavens opened. Rain was followed by hail stones the size of marbles and then back to rain again. Foolishly we decided to run into the pub next to the hotel. It was only twenty metres away but we got soaked from head to foot.
While the storm continued to rage outside we drank hot tea and began to talk. The extraordinary weather had got me thinking about extraordinary events which led to extraordinary characters and then onto super heroes. At this point I asked why most superheroes are normally white American men who like to wear their underwear on the outside of their trousers (maybe the last bit is not strictly true!). We couldn't come up with an answer.
The storm passed, the sun came out and we left our cosy pub to continue our walk down the mountain. While we walked we created the characters of Eric and Ursula. By the time we reached the mountain's bottom Eric and Ursula were almost fully formed.