In the event, the only flooding we saw was on the River Avon (Shakespeare's) where it passes under the M5 near Pershore in Worcestershire.
In Leeds the canal we crossed was full but contained, and Kirkstall Road was passable though sodden-looking. The businesses lining the street were in darkness.
This afternoon, back in Bristol, we went for a walk on Kingsweston Down, a ridge of limestone grassland that runs south west from Blaise Castle estate.
Unseasonal signs included daisies ...
... and there was also lots and lots of mud. Ted's element, it would appear.
You can walk along the ridge all the way to Avonmouth, but we were a bit tardy getting out so only got as far as the telly transmitter before it started getting dusky. A pair of ravens passed overhead, cronking companionably.