friday 18th May
I slept so well on the sofa waking at 8.30 and dozing. Tank was in the armchair and whitey was on the other sofa. Beth was making coffee so I grabbed a cup.
Dan began to make breakfast, scrambled egg, hash and bacon we all dug in and wow so tasty.
Once I had eaten I wandered down to the post office.
Sadly no sign of my bounce box , but new shoes whoop and another box which I then bounced to my friend in Texas.
I walked back to the house and tried to find the post office number. Beth lent me her phone to try and contact them .but after being on hold for ages I gave up I will retry tomorrow.
Every one else had walked down to the festival but as it was nice i quite I began to edit some video and then uploaded,once down i too headed off to the festival.
I walked through mingling with the hundreds of other hikers . I entered several competitions, looked at the kit, tents, hammocks. Osprey the pack manufactures should be here but I couldn’t see them as i wanted some help and advice on my pack or if i could swap it out .
I kept meeting my hiker family which was great but now I was hungry so went and grabbed lunch and a soft drink as an Alcohol is banned from the town!!
Hundreds of hikers and No beer Great idea
Whilst I ate lunch I listened to several bands that were playing.. As I sat there a hiker I met several days ago joined me and then so did Dan.
The other hiker was saying that Osprey and Big Agnes and several other venders were set up by the campsite.
I made my way back to the house , found my pack and began to empty every thing out.
I was going to walk to tent city when Beth offered to drive me.
Beth drove me up to tent city it was awash with hikers and the smell of food, Again there several competitions going on and there were hordes of hikers surrounding them.
I wandered through the vender part and found Osprey. I haggled on a pack for a while and got a 20% discount on a pack but I had to buy it from town. But whilst here I managed to get my Hip belt replaced .
I wandered around looking at the other stalls before getting a ride back to town. I found the outfitter , but unfortunately the store didn’t have either of the bags that I wanted . Oh well at least I have a new hip belt.
I wandered back to the house and was pleased to see big Red had arrived. I gave him big hug then put my now dry tent away before joining the guys on the porch for a beer I am just about to sit when Magic and Tentless arrive and it’s like a party .
We spent the whole evening sat on the porch chatting and drinking beer untill the Pizza that we ordered earlier arrives . Its bloody good pizza and we are soon all stuffed but can still manage more beer
But Omg it’s midnight
Remaining 1723 Miles