Since it started to rain a lot in France the decision was made to drive home. It was a very long drive, but nicely broken up by a day in font and an exciting moment in the ferry port, where I made an ‘accidental’ but successful attempt to breach port security.
Excited as I was to be at home the weather forecast was not very inspiring, so we spent only a few days in Bristol before booking flights to Morocco!
In those few days, apart from battling with Mr Taxman at HMRC, I had a day of UK tradding, which was strangely my first since doing ‘Once Upon a time in the Southwest’ in June and Alex’s first time using the infamous ‘double rope technique’.
I’ve heard so much about Sharpnose and the pictures have always looked so pretty. It is a really cool crag, but unlike a lot of crags in the UK – where the opposite is true – the rock at Sharpnose is worse than it looks. It’s actually a little unnerving, and has a remarkably sandy feel to it. We did Wraith E5 and Coronary Country E6
Whilst I was on the phone to Mr HMRC Alex climbed with Dave at Cheddar in the rain, a crag that he deemed to be ‘the most disgusting cliff he’d ever seen’ and Swanage which he quite liked. Off to Morocco then…