I obviously love to travel, but one aspect of travelling that I can’t stand is packing. I’m sure for some people it is part of building the anticipation and excitement for travel, but I am not one of those people. Packing is a chore to me, and it always ends up being a bit of a last minute, night before rush.
Our camping road trip around the UK was even more chaotic than usual, as the departure coincided with moving house the day before and my having a job interview en route to Scotland. This led to me making two very stupid mistakes:-
1. I didn’t check that my camera battery was charged.
2. I forgot to pack my charger.
So my photos are very limited from that trip, as I was fully reliant on my phone, which I was only able to charge in short bursts via the car charger. This is one of my favourites from the few I managed to take:-
This is taken from a small village in North Wales called Beddgelert.
It may not be a technically perfect picture, but Beddgelert is one of the most scenic places I have ever stayed in, and I felt very lucky to be staying there. I find looking at this picture calming, and it brings back the sense of gratitude that I felt when taking it.
It was a stupid mistake not to make sure that I had a fully charged camera, but it was actually quite nice to have a holiday with away from technology once we had become used to it, and it meant the photos that I did take were all the more special to me.