The Compostual Existentialist

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Camping – Day 1

Damn! I forgot pillows!

Aberdaron has changed. You wouldn’t know to look at it. It is a timeless place after all: narrow streets, humpty back bridge, quaint buildings and people hoping to squeeze every penny they can out of the passing visitor.

It has changed though. Something in the air. Intangible. Maybe it is just me. Things seem further away than they did and the people here…they’re different somehow.

I had half an inkling that zoefruitcake would join me earlier than she suggested. Kind of like a surprise. But after struggling with the six-man tent I thought I’d check my phone for messages.

Now in the past, I’ve been with Orange, Virgin and O2. All had fairly good reception at this location. I am now with T Mobile. Checking my phone I discovered that T-Mobile coverage was non-existent in this part of Wales. Even travelling up the nearest mountains failed to produce even one bar of reception. Not to worry.

Still, I have a good pitch in Mr Jones’ campsite at Mynnedd Mawr. Far from the amenities, far from the road and cattle grid, but with a beautiful view.

As I sit and write, mist and clouds roll in from the Irish Sea and Cardigan Bay, shrouding Bardsey in a cloak of cloud.

The temperature drops, but the light is still strong at 10pm. A foreshadow to midsummer and the crowds that come in search of holiday nirvana. In a month, this very field will be full, the eleven tents here will seem like a back yard sleep over in comparisson, Campageddon will come to North Wales.

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Stick it

It is a well known fact that the second page missing from the bible (the first being the copyright and disclaimer bit at the front which hints at it all being a work of fiction) is the page that goes something like this:-

And yea it came to pass on the eighth day didst Yahweh look upon what he hadst created and proclaimed “Oh woe, for there are bits that do not join up right” and so Yahweh didst createth Duct tape and saw that it was good. And so the heavens rejoiced, as did the birds of the air, the beasts of the field, the fish in the sea…

I will definitely take some with me when I go camping at the weekend. I managed to reattach the bumper on the car with a good skillfully placed strip of duct tape. Closer inspection in daylight revealed that any attempt to affix a new bumper will cause rust to crumble and the car to fall apart. Meh….not my car really is it….

I will also be taking my tent and ancillary camping equipmentz which I fished out of the shed today. Mice had made nests in most of the soft things in the camping box and it seems that a family of bees have moved into the false ceiling in the shed too. The camping crockery has seen better days (mostly plastic which has dishwasher odour) and the stove might just pull through one last trip.

So with me, as well as duct tape, I shall be taking my wallet so that I can stop off at the camping shop in Caernafon and get myself

a new plate
a new mug
a new chair
a new hat
a new memory foam matress.

I can also stop off at the Testicles on the way and get meself some factor 90 zinc sunblock.

Of course that is all if I don’t end up getting tied up in duct tape and forced into a life of gimpdom tomorrow night…….


Planz

So this is the plan.

There is a walk I’d like to do. It is a long long walk. But I think it would help me clear my mind and procrastinate without actually sitting on my arse playing World of Warcraft all day. It would probably help me get fit too. I am terribly out of shape and I worry that unless I start to be proactive about stuff I will end up in an old people’s home being force fed puréed carrot by a Polish nurse with BO.

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