Thursday, 28 May 2009

Tidy up

Most of the gear is now out on the line; drying in the warmish sunshine we are having in London.

In hindsight; I don't think I realised how bad the conditions were, although raining it wasn't that bad but the wind was constantly driving it in to us and although I'm not usual good walking in the rain was happy to keep walking.

It wasn't until we got into the open along the coast at Old Harry rocks that the wind was really felt, and walking into the head wind was a challenge, so I understand why Bex had, had enough.

From this..

To this

I suppose this is one of the problems of having the arrange thing so far in advance and only having School holidays to do them in.

I also had a bit of a shock; it must be over 10 years since I shared a tent with anyone, and this really threw me. Whenever I've used the Nallo in the past, I've found plenty of room to store gear, move around and forgot how different it is with two and especially a 11 year old who at times can seem to have St Vitus dance.

Part of this problem was that she was bored once we were camped. I tried to make this as late as possible (around 5 o'clock) but this didn't help.

The walking wasn't a problem at all; as she walked about 4 miles on the first afternoon and in the few hours the next day cover nearly 6.5 miles and there wasn't any complains about carrying the rucsac.

I not sure what the next move will be, but I'll wait and see if she asks again about going backpacking with me.

As for me; I want to try out a night bivvying somewhere but it will definitely need to have good weather for that.

1 comment:

  1. If it helps, this month's "Trail" mag has a couple of pages on keeping young campers amused.