Glenn Charles

AERIAL | TRAVEL | LIFE-STYLE

Photographer/Videographer specializing in Life Style, Travel, and Aerial Imagery.  FAA 107 Certified for sUAS flight operations throughout the US.  Fully insured.  Videography work is limited to Aerial productions.

Based in Maine (May-December) and SWFL (Jan - April). Available for travel year round.

Micro Adventure Day 2

The day started with clouds, wind and a gentle mist. I took my time breaking camp, using this as an opportunity to repack some of my kit. While it promised to be blustery, I had no idea what was in store for me.

I am mostly working the small country roads since most British roads have zero shoulder to ride on. I made my way into a small village, bought some water and fruit and then headed out.

My route brought me to a larger road that I was forced to work my way onto. As I made the turn , the large trucks began to buzz me and the winds began to really kick up. I looked up to see a huge white wall of water rapidly approaching. Because it all happened so quickly I had no time to put on any rain gear. By the time I had thrown on a jacket I was drenched and the rain was now blowing sideways.

I had no choice but to push on directly in to the storm. I struggled to pedal in a straight line the wind was so strong, the rains drops stinging my face. Couple that with the speeding trucks and I was in a lousy situation.

I finally made a turnoff for a small village and went in search of a place to dry out. I was soaked and completely chilled to the core.The best I could do was a little bus stop that Fargo and I proceeded to take o er. Gear was everywhere and I pulled out my stove to make some hot coffee. Needless to say this was not how I envisioned cycling to Scotland...

The day only got marginally better, with very strong winds coupled with rain and then sun. This mix continued all day forcing me to quit a bit early.

Now, stealth camping on the edge of the water, staring up at the bright moon and big dipper, in warm clothes, under a tarp and a full belly -- well, it is now that I understand why I do such crazy things.

So, how is 2012 starting for you?