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]

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Day 3 - Update: To Tank a Tent

Shortly before our Thermarests started bobbing up and down on the water being sucked through the floor of our Terra Nova Voyager (just to make it clear that for once it's not Wendy Warmlite letting us down), I popped over to the campsite shop to see what waterproof materials they sold.

It's a tricky manoeuvre, as darkness is falling, to try to spread out an oversized groundsheet inside of a small tent, underneath all of the gear that's strewn about it. Fortunately, it's a manoeuvre that we pulled off. One of us now has an extra 600g to carry, but at least we have the comfort that we shouldn't get wet inside of the tent.

Before this sudden, heavyweight purchase, my sister sent me the weather forecast for the next couple of days. Based on the forecast for overnight tonight, we could do with that chap Noah popping by about 4am.

1 comment:

  1. Hey you 2. No whinging please - there are gear testers who would die for the weather you have chosen! Aktoman is hot on your heels - you'll have to dive up a mountain to dodge him!
    Have fun - the wigwams can be very cosy - and some of them have heaters! Much better than bothies.