Day 6

We both woke up cold at some point in the night and added a tarp over our blanket for extra insulation. Probably because of this, we woke up much later than intended at 8:30. As we were leaving, a van was just arriving at the house next door so we got out of there sharpish… Continue reading Day 6

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Day 5

We woke up at 8:30, surprised we’d slept so long after also sleeping a lot of the car journey. We moved along the river to clean our teeth and freshen up in the sunshine, then hopped back over the wall and found a bench to sit on to have some breakfast (carrots, crackers and dark… Continue reading Day 5

Day 4

We’d been careful to set an alarm the night before for 6:30am, but somehow we didn’t wake up until 8:30! Neither of us felt like we had slept much, it had been a cold and uncomfortable night. The park was going to be opening at 9, so we quickly packed up and jumped back over… Continue reading Day 4

Day 3

After a morning tea and chat with our lovely Couchsurfing host, we said our goodbyes and headed to catch a bus to Guildford. We’d picked our destination because it was the furthest we could get with the £20 we’d acquired yesterday and after a quick search online, it seemed like it should be easy to… Continue reading Day 3

Day 2

We woke up at 6:30 to a beautiful sunshiney morning. There had been a bit of rain and some patches of wind in the night, but our tarps had kept us well protected. It hadn’t been the most comfortable sleep of my life on the hard ground, but the cardboard cushioning had definitely helped and… Continue reading Day 2

Day 1

One of the many wonderful things about hitchhiking somewhere is that it doesn’t matter if your plans change or you end up running late. This works well for me as after a year of living in the woods, my time keeping is particularly dubious! Last night, I had a Hello/Goodbye getogether on Brighton beach that… Continue reading Day 1

Day 0

Ondra and I were feeling overwhelmed. We had both spent the last year in different alternate universes of some sort, and the shock of modern British life – the emphasis on earning and spending money, the disconnection from nature and each other, the constant onslaught of information, the depressing state of politics… etc. – was… Continue reading Day 0