I haven’t blogged for a while as I have been away for a couple of weeks with my parents, walking in Dumfries and Galloway, as well as the Kielder Forest. This holiday proved to be a perfect opportunity to put my new Aigle Parcours 2 Vario Wellington Boots to the test! I was really sceptical about walking in wellies, but British Exploring think that they are better than walking boots in the jungle. I have been surprised by how comfortable these wellies were. They don’t have the ankle support that walking boots have, and the soles don’t feel as tough, but they aren’t a bad alternative and should be a lot better at keeping out the water and the critters. I also had the chance to put the rucksack to the test. I filled it with 19kg of assorted things and found it to be extremely heavy – it is going to be tough, especially with the heat and damp we are going to be walking in. I am going to need lots of practice in carrying it any sort of distance!
So now it is time to get back into the fundraising in earnest. Before going away, I had to delist all my items I was trying to sell, as without paying for your eBay account there is no way of easily putting your sales on hold. As soon as I returned from my travels, therefore, I relisted 20 of them (as more than 20 per month induces a fee for each additional item).