Friday, September 04, 2009

CampCon 5



There will be a few posts as a consequence of our Eurocamping trip.

Let's start with a lighthearted one.

It was inspired by two weeks of near perfect (if often too hot) weather in France and Italy, which made for easy pitching and striking.

With the staycation caution of arriving back at Plymouth to grey drizzle which persisted all the way home, from whence I looked out over the field opposite with drenched, hooded figures trying to set up or leave a campsite.

In homage to the US nuke threat system, I hence propose the following:

CampCon 1 - arrive in the dry, set up in the dry, stay in the dry, strike and leave in the dry.

CampCon 2 - arrive in the dry, set up in the dry, stay in all sorts, strike and leave in the dry. (Though in a way, sleeping under canvas in rain is fun... IF it then dries before you leave).

CampCon 3 - arrive in all sorts, set up in the dry, stay in all sorts, strike and leave in the dry.

CampCon 4 - arrive in all sorts, set up in all sorts, stay in all sorts, strike and leave in the dry.

CampCon 5 - arrive in all sorts, set up in the wet, stay in all sorts, strike and leave in the wet.

There are other factors - such as wind, red ant nests and previous tenant-bestowed dog poos - that could run this to many more. But suffice to say that getting you gear up and back in the dry is about the closest to nirvana as one can hope.

3 comments:

MOGGBLOG said...

so where are the pictures of the Camping?

Peter said...

Your wish: my command:)

MOGGBLOG said...

thank you sir i will await your indulgence