The Road goes ever on and on; Down from the door where it began;
Now far ahead the Road has gone; And I must follow, if I can;
Pursuing it with eager feet; Until it joins some larger way;
Where many paths and errands met; And whither then? I cannot say.

[JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings]

Thursday, 26 July 2007

For Those Who Are Wondering...

Just a quick explanation for the photo below, for the benefit of those people who haven’t seen my discussion about it elsewhere:

A couple of weeks ago, I made the statement that sleeping outside without a tent was a step too far for me.

Continuing my specialism in doing spectacular u-turns (‘for the avoidance of doubt, I will never go backpacking’, ‘for the avoidance of doubt, I will never walk the K2B again’ and that sort of thing), within a week I bought a bivvy bag.

Well, it seemed to be a spectacularly good price, and I had just sold some stuff on ebay…

My first inspection of said item was on the office floor just after picking it up from the sorting office. Fortunately, not many people wander into the office at quarter past seven, so I didn’t have to explain myself, but just in case, I resisted the temptation to crawl inside!

However, without concerns about looking silly on my own living room floor (hmmm, until I posted the photo anyway), I did try it out for spaciousness with a sleeping bag.

And then my mind turned to the subject of tarps and to spending a night on the hills (in good weather and just for one night, I hasten to add) without a tent.

I spent this lunchtime browsing tarps.

Now all I have to do is convince Husband (who is possibly praying that we don’t get any good settled weather this summer) that this is a good idea.

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