First Night

We have just had our first night in the Azalai, safely in the grounds of the splendid Porth Mawr B+B in Crickhowell, S Wales. The parents have booked the annexe for a week and so it seemed like a safe place to try things out.

Porth Mawr, Paula and a great view towards the Brecon Beacons

So what have we learned?

1 The Azalai is compact – I think we need to learn who stands where when things are being set-up eg lowering the bed, opening the toilet door etc. It will be a squeeze if the dog was in there too! However it all worked fine on night one – and so will only get easier

2 The Azalai is extremely comfy. The upper bunk is surprisingly large (but inevitably no headroom to speak of)

3 The shower is fantastic.

4 The toilet is ideal.

5 The cab is alarmed (found out as I pinged a cushion through from the pod into the cab at 0700h!)

6 95l of water is not a lot if you are showering (about 2-3 days worth for two people) – even though you can be very conservative with the Azalai’s well designed shower control.

7 And Rachel has learnt that if you are emptying the toilet waste you should put the bung in to not spill shitty water all over the parents’ bathroom floor (luckily tiled not carpet!)

Anyway the grandparents have just come over for lunch, and Daryl, Sarah, Owain and (birthday boy) Nye are on their way over – so just a quick blog entry to say that we are very pleased with things so far.

PS From return trip can vouch for Defender cab heating to be non-existent or broken.

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