Day Twelve: A Scary Man, The Pink Balloon, and The Sacrifice (Alternatively: Smelly Shoes and Far Far Too Much Whisky)

We found a (formerly) helium filled pink balloon just after having decided to get rid of our litre of whisky. We did a good job as the next day there was only 200ml left. Just after we’d started to imbibe we found our deflated pink friend and the night seemed to spiral into madness and I can’t remember going to bed but apparently it was around 8.25pm.

The highlight (or lowlight) was the total incineration of my sandals but I think the video reveals all along with this photo. I am repentant.

Sadly the highlight (or lowlight of the next day was soon to be upon us as Nick was crying out aloud for help. He was lost in the bothy in the dark, around 60cm from where he had fallen from his bench. It reminded me of George’s whisky fuelled cries for help after leaving his tent for a pee and being unable to find his way back released similar blood curdling screams.

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