Tuesday 2 February
It was well over 12 months since Ellie Eagle had been camping. I spotted a window of opportunity on the calendar, checked the weather forecast for the following week and asked two friends to join me.
When I woke, the day was overcast. I wasn't concerned until Joc and Jan text me to say they were held up in traffic, because of a heavy downpour, as they made their way to join me. Looking at the radar, I still thought the cloud mass wasn't a threat.