Tomorrow, we’re going off the grid. We’re leaving behind things like running water, plug sockets, and tarmac. I’ve been thinking about this adventure for some time, in light of the fact I’ve committed to doing a “blog, every day, this year” (so far, so good). We’re going to a camp out on a beach called Poppet Sands, near Cardigan in Wales for a while.
As well as the usual dib dib dib camping and clothing check list or things for 6 people that I’ve fitted into an ingenious array of spaces around the car and trailer tent (think massive game of tetris), I’ve got packed a mobile blogging studio. 1 small flight case, is my concession to this project. I’m taking my solar blogging kit with a few add ons – keyboard, tablet, wifi machine batteries chargers and the like. I’m also be taking a very versatile adventure camera, with relevant cables and apps, so I can transfer photos. I hope to catch enough signal to blog at least once a day. The trump card is a cafe nearby, that offers free WiFi.
Normally, we take a big ol’ van away with called Clover with us when camping, that unpacks into a fully formed base camp, but not this year. We’re taking a trailer tent. The advantage of this (so I keep telling myself) is that we’ll be able to take the car away and leave base camp where it is. There’s another potential advantage to this, in the form of being able to set up camp at the top of St Dogmaels Abbey, where we’ll be for the second part of our adventure, whilst being immersed in the life of a rehearsing then performing Shakespeare company. More on that later.
As of now, I’m pooped. Full on day of work followed by a full on evening of packing.