Originally Posted by Knot Yet
Lol - not the kind of introduction I was hoping for - but it would have made RIBnet history
I think you probably have anyway. You'll be dining out on this one for years!
Lots of people here will understand exactly how you got into this mess - most of us have suffered this sort of day to one degree of another. Until you get into a routine things always take far longer to get ready than you could possibly imagine. Then determination to get somewhere at a certain time can turn into a fixation which doesn't help sensible decision making. Throw in a dodgy motor, a bit of weather and a lack of local knowledge and you have the perfect recipe for a slightly too exciting day.
I'm very pleased to read about it here though, not in a MAIB report! . . .