May 27, 2019Camped behind the Bluff at Hercules Glades

Camped behind the bluffs at Hercules Glades – The edge of the bluff shows clearly in the distance. Copyright © 2019 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

Here I am all cozy, fifty yards or so back from the bluff. The foliage on the edge of the bluff was so thick I didn’t bother to try and set up my hammock with a view out over the bluff.

I made one mistake — I drank a cup of coffee. I gave up coffee nine months ago, and just one cup left me feeling all jittery for several hours. Hot chocolate or decaff it will have to be in future.

Copyright © 2019 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

2 thoughts on “Camped behind the Bluff at Hercules Glades”

    1. Oh yes, but the amounts are comparatively small — The packets of hot chocolate I use have a tiny amount. Not enough for me to notice any physiological impact, very different from the tremors I experienced with the Starbucks Via coffee.

      I am still looking for a good hot drink for backpacking though because the hot chocolate sachets weigh a massive amount compared to micro-ground coffee. Checking online I see that the Starbucks Via range now also includes a decaffienated option. Again it will still have caffeine, but a lot less. I might give that a try.


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