Cleveland Way: Day 5

Thursday 16th September 2021

Another morning of emerging blue sky was waiting for me, as I unzipped my tent and crawled out of the sleeping bag. I’d soon be back walking beside the coast. Warm weather and another night under sil-nylon to follow.

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Cleveland Way: Day 4

Wednesday 15th September 2021

This day began after a sleepless night of wild camping in my tent. Pitched above the disused quarry of Guisborough Woods, I’d endured the constant wind and heavy rain through the night. My tent improperly pitched; water having pooled beside my sleeping mat.

It was time to get up, get out, get packed away and get on, with the promise of reaching the coastline. There was time for breakfast… I just didn’t have enough clean water left to justify a single bowl of porridge or cup of tea.

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Pondering A New Tent

Having just spent a long weekend living the life of a campsite, I’ve found myself pondering about one or two new purchases. I’ve already sorted a new sleeping mat and pillow. But I was looking at buying a new tent ahead of the trip. So, I thought I’d put some current thoughts down on paper. Or screen!

Let’s start by looking at what I currently have.

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My First Adventure

This week’s #adventureprompts piece is all about an adventure that didn’t go as according to plan… Which for me, is going to describe my first proper “adventure” as an adult. I thought I’d written about this before but cannot find it on these pages.

‘Tell us about an adventure which didn’t go to plan, but perhaps was all the richer for it.’

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