At sunrise, we mustered, removed every last trace of our presence, and set a bearing for Sandbanks once more, reaching the office with time to spare for a Greggs bap. It was early, as in arriving at work before Client Services early.
What was the point, you may ask? It was the challenge of sleeping on
Studland Beach an undisclosed location rather than looking across to it from town. It was the opportunity of celebrating a summer to remember. And it was just the chance to spend time with colleagues without a brief, scamp or deadline in sight.
And here’s the thing. We want to go again, so we’re inviting any other like-minded agencies in town to get in touch and join us on the next one. We’re incredibly lucky and proud to be based in Bournemouth. Who else wants to make the most of it with us?
We wild camped on a public beach with allocated rubbish bins, fire stones and public bathrooms. We left nothing - repeat nothing - but asmall part of our souls behind. Within our group were a National Trust member, an RNLI Volunteer, considerate cyclists and experienced woodsmen, all committed to responsible wild camping that leaves each spot exactly how it was discovered.