Day 17 begins
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They even ran me an extension cable so that I could have power out in the garden. Well done to Barry Nathan and the lady who's name I didn't catch for such a pleasant afternoon in the sun garden drinking tea, with cake and strawberries and fresh cream..... oooh think of the calories I have to walk off now. The evening was rolling in with the breeze from the sea, and I figured it was time to set up camp for the night. Along the sea edge I found where a canal entered the sea through a one way flow valve. There was one of those concrete bunkers that used to serve the soldiers as a lookout post 'during the war', hidden partly in the long grass and I made good use of the cover it gave from the winds that might blow through the night. The long grass compressed to give me a wonderful mattress upon which to relieve the otherwise hardness of the ground. It also helped to insulate the tent base from seepage of my body heat. The natural incline helped to give me a feeling that if water entered the tent as it may do under heavy rain, that at least I wouldn't drown in my sleep.