On Saturday night, some neighbours (sic) held a party in a marquee in their back garden to celebrate their wedding. Thoughtfully they sent a letter to the houses in the vicinity to warn them about the noise. Fair enough, I don’t have a problem with that. However, the party went on until well past 4.00 a.m. on Sunday morning. Fortunately, we are a little way away from their house, if I’d been one of their immediate neighbours, I don’t think I would be on speaking terms now!
As I woke up for nth time, I remembered I had some ear plugs that I always take with me when I’m camping, so I spent the rest of the night in comparative comfort. Ear plugs are very useful for camping, especially for campsites where there are inconsiderate campers (jerks) who insist on having loud conversations/playing music etc late into the night.
Foam ear plugs don’t work for me as they are not very effective and tend to fall out. I used wax ones for some time, but they are a bit messy. Now I use silicone ear plugs that I got from a swimming shop. They are ideal as they mould to your ear but do not make a mess. They are very effective for cutting out noise and I would recommend anyone to take a pair if they are intending to camp on a campsite or stay in a bothy. One other thing that I found useful from the swimming shop was their anti-chafing cream, which is excellent for preventing heat rash.