There are few monumentous milestones in our lives; our first words, our first steps, first day at school, first time we ride a bike, first kiss, our first car, first day in a new job... For round-the-world adventurers those first shaky steps up a ladder into what will be our home for 2 years, 2 months and 9 days will always be treasured.
Our roof tent was surprisingly easy to set up; two clips at the front and one at the back and it ascends into position on hydraulic arms. Inside is surprisingly Tardis-like; we can sit fully upright and have around the same space as a double bed. The tent comes complete with a comfortable mattress and pillows and is roomy enough when closed to store a duvet and sleeping bags. There is a built-in light in the ceiling and various fabric pockets and an overhead cargo net to store essentials.
This really can be a room with a view (or several)... 3 of the sides have doors which roll up completely and the front end has a semi-circular window. For those hot, tropical nights, each opening has a mosquito netting flap which can be zipped up to fend off blood-sucking invertebrates. Although our test-run was on the cliff top at the southern point of Guernsey, lying there we could imagine gazing out across snow-capped mountains, palm-fringed beaches and tranquil lakeside’s.
For our global journey, this is Home Sweet Home.