Our adventuring duo began the day by arriving at the swimming pool almost as soon as it opened. Boo likes to go to Newbold Comyn pool early at weekends so she can have lots of time on the water slide and this seemed like a good way to start our last full day of organising.
Last night we collected the trailer ready to load it with the sea kayaks, paddles, etc for the team. Seeing the scale of the trailer has rather terrified our Support Vehicle as the reality of what we are asking of her has kicked in. She admitted this morning to having some interesting nightmares in her sleep but is ready to face her challenge.
We’ve straightened the tent pegs, checked our food supplies (for paddling, evenings and our wild camping on Loch Awe), acquired waterproof watches, pumped up the trailer tyres, and printed the maps (yes, we know we won’t have junctions to worry about. These are so we can track our progress by looking at the scenery we paddle past, otherwise we might not appreciate how far we have paddled each day). Now we just need to launder any of our kit whilst we still have a good drying day, check how all our kit (and the flags and New Hut Bear) fits in our dry bags, sort out our mosquito head nets (Boo still remembers being feasted on by midges along Loch Lomond), and pack a suitcase for our Support Vehicle.