I’ve thought of the CSR in many guises over the last few months. Having done the ground work on the bike/kit, I actually didn’t think of it so much as a bicycle journey, as an access to the ‘space in between’. We rarely camped at wells, preferring the ‘stop when we were ready’ method. In the early days what wind we had then disappeared – leaving a profound stillness. For Scott and me, the sheer magnitude of this space was a joy.
Once awake, and the deflation of my mat the signal that all should begin, packing and the eating of pre-soaked oatmeal/dried fruit was swift. A necessary momentum as the day’s work ended best when started early.
Congrats Tom on crossing the CSR. Planning on doing it myself next winter 2014. HAve been in contact with Scott and getting tons of material. Beautiful photographs.
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