No one likes to give up a car like the Nissan 350Z for a Vauxhall Corsa. But with a trip to Womad Festival planned and after hearing reports of muddy fields and flooded tents I thought it would be best to be sensible. Just in case…
It turns out I made the right decision. Despite sunny days and a great vibe the nights were rainy, turning Womad into Womud. It wasn’t the usual sloppy mud though. The earth at Charlton Park, Wiltshire, is clay-based and together with the rain the floor of the site turned into a giant mass of Hubba Bubba, trapping cars and people alike.
Since I was only staying for Saturday night, I didn’t bother putting up my tent and after a day of cider and music decided to sleep in the Corsa. It’s a small car, but I’m a small person and with the seat reclined and a duvet I had seven hours of undisturbed sleep.
I only woke up when the tractors started roaring past, pulling cars onto the road for a fee of £10.
There were even reports of Range Rovers being rescued, but by the time I left in the afternoon the ground had hardened up a little and I had no problems with the Corsa.
There was some serious washing of the car to be done when I got home, but I can’t really complain, seeing as it looked after me so well!