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]

Monday, 31 March 2008

Wendy's Slippery Base

One issue with Wendy that I don't think that I have before mentioned (because it's a very easily resolvable one) is that the material is very slippery - including the material that forms the base.

Of the three times that we've used her, twice we've been lucky enough to have almost flat pitches. On the other occasion to climb into my sleeping bag was like getting into one of those hessian sacks on the big slide at the fair when I was a child.

The solution was clear. We needed to put some lines seam sealant solution onto the base of the tent.

Unsurprisingly, that's a job that has been put off and put off, but tomorrow we're delivering Wendy to my counsin who will deliver her to us when we hit Offa's Dyke - so it became rather pressing that we sort out the slippery base problem.

The result is that as I sit here typing this, Wendy is standing right in front of me, taking up a good chunk of the living room. Her back loop is around the leg of the chair in one corner of the room; her front loops are around the legs of the chair in the opposite corner.

It makes navigating the living room interesting, but at least that's another job ticked off the list.


  1. And I bet your living room smelled pretty funny after this exercise :-)

  2. Not as funny as the dining room, in which we were dehydrating fish...