“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” –Mark Jenkins
Saturday, 16 May 2009
Day 12 – 16th May 2009 – Saturday – ‘Pons’
A better start although only luke warm showers – weather not great again, nor my energy levels, and managed to hard boil the dippy eggs – D’oh! The rain didn’t let up all day – where’s beanman when you need him em!? So we put the waterproofs on and ventured off up the lane to find the supermarket for some supplies. We bought as much beer, whiskey and wine (and food of course) as we could carry and settled in for the night to weather the storm. Which got progressively worse as the night wore on.