Wednesday, 27 May 2020
One good thing - 25th May 2020
A beautiful, warm and sunny evening tempted me to sleep out under a tarp again - and while lockdown continues in Scotland the only available option remains the most micro of "micro-adventures" in the garden. The tarp is an Alpkit Rig 7 which offers almost limitless pitching options as it has so many guying and lifter points. This set-up is a simple one but was very effective on a night which was forecast to be warm but breezy.
Pitched with the foot end into the breeze it offered good airflow and was quite low to the ground whilst giving adequate headroom at the top end. It's a bit different to the open fronted pitch I've used recently, but is one I'll use again. all that was left to do at this point was to put my sleeping bag in.
I slept really well until the dawn chorus began at 0312 with our resident Robin, Blackbird and two Cuckoos first to get going. By 0400 the birdsong was terrific, a real treat if a little early in the morning for humans!