When I started this blog two and a half years ago I sat for a while pondering a name for it. I wanted to have the word backpacking in there somewhere. I probably should have called it ‘Super duper really ultralight backpacking’ as I am sure that my stats would have been much higher by now! In the end I settled on ‘Backpackingbongos’, the Bongo bit being named after the campervan that has frequently been my home in the hills.
Forward wind to a couple of weeks ago and we found ourselves the proud new owners of a ‘proper’ car, a kind gift from Corrina’s mum who has moved to Spain. Due to ever-increasing fuel costs the Bongo has started to put a real drain on our pockets, especially for longer trips. We still have it but it now currently lives on a friends drive, packed and ready for Bongo friendly trips. I can now get out and about backpacking much quicker and cheaper in the Focus. I also feel much happier leaving something much less conspicuous on the side of a road whilst heading into the hills for a few days.
However I don’t think that the name ‘Backpackingfordfocus’ has the same ring about it!