Making it up as you go along? At least do so in a nice setting.

Yosemite Valley, CA - Monday 14 October

Awoke in my tent cabin this morning with all the symptoms of a cold in the nose. Bother. This isn't a huge surprise - I've sensed for the past week that my immune system is reacting to my month off work in a similar - but more drawn-out - manner to how it usually fights off a cold until the weekend and then has me better again by Monday morning.

I'm heading north to Auburn (chosen from the guidebook as a convenient and alphabetically-first spot to spend the next couple of days en route to other parts of the state). Along the way, I stopped off in a layby (which, unlike Yosemite itself, has good 4G coverage), and enjoyed the view while booking the next couple of nights' accommodation.