We left Hawick on time at 11am and after two brief stops we rolled onto the CLAN Gathering site shortly after 2pm. It took just over two hours to erect four tents: Andy and Sylvia’s trailer tent, our small igloo and two tents for other members of the party.
The instructions for our tent claim it sleeps four, but our double airbed occupies two-thirds of the sleeping space. There is a small ante chamber but there’s no way to stand up inside. Don’t know how people live for a week in one of these.
The sun shone for most of the afternoon and we were able to sit outside for our pasta followed by melon, prepared by Sylvia’s fair hand. (Andy’s got a slipped disc and had to stay at home. We’re praying for you, Andy.) As we went into the big top for the first session, the sun was shining into the back of the marquee. As we sit inside the trailer tent sipping tea, it’s still light but getting rather cool. Don’t know how we’ll get on over night – I’ll tell you tomorrow.
Good night all!