I went away without Zephyr!
As much as I love Zephyr, he can limit what I am able to do as he is so dependent on me for his security, so I left him at home with the manbeast for a weekend and went on an adventure with my BFF Emma. (I know you may think ‘what happened to Isla, I thought she was your BFF?’…well she is too. In fact I am very lucky to have 4 BFF’s because I need to count Emily and Carmen in that category too 🙂 )
Emma and I set off for our campsite on Friday afternoon and after a few hours sat on the A303 we arrived, had a quick bite to eat in the clubhouse (think Fawlty Towers with a club singer) and had an early night ready for tomorrow.
We were about a twenty minute drive from where we had arranged to meet Justin, so had quite a relaxed morning and were only 10 minutes late – this is a miracle! We spent Saturday climbing at Dewerstone and although the weather was wet we were quite sheltered and didn’t let the weather bother us. Em and I both climb at the local climbing wall but do not have a great deal of experience climbing outside. This weekend was pitched perfectly at our abilities and helped our confidence with some trickier moves as well as plenty of belaying practice and a couple of abseils. (I definitely prefer climbing to abseiling!)
Sunday morning we met Justin in Chudleigh (again we were only 10 mins late – remarkable!) for another day of climbing. Although we were a bit achy from the previous day I think we were both feeling a bit more confident today and the sun was shining 🙂
We finished at around 4pm and drove home. It was so lovely to have a weekend free from having to think about Zephyr, but I did miss him loads. From the photos that manbeast kept sending me I think Zeph was missing me too….he spent most of the time sat on the step by the gate watching for my car.