When I think about walks with my Connecta there is one which always sticks out in my mind. It was last October, and we were enjoying a burst of late summer sun on a camper van trip around Devon and Cornwall. Arthur, who was then two and a half, revelled in the freedom of our adventures, often running out of the van in the mornings and across campsite fields whilst still in his pyjamas.
There were times, though, when running free was really not an option – and one of those was when we went to visit Tintagel, the mythical castle site on cliffs surrounded by the sea.
Arthur began his explorations on foot, but it soon became clear that the winding paths and uneven ground – not to mention the sheer drops on every side – were not really the ideal territory for a free range toddler.
And so I whipped out the Connecta (always an essential component of our day bag) and strapped him safely onto my back. He protested a little at first, but soon settled in to his familiar spot. We explored together: chatting away about what we could see, with me and my husband actually able to relax and enjoy the stunning views without worrying that Arthur might trip and fall.
It came in very handy on the way back down too. I dread to think how long it would have taken him to negotiate those steps by himself, and there’s no way anyone would have managed with a buggy…
May 2016 is National Walking Month! How does your Connecta help you get out and about? We would love to hear your stories in the comments.