The luxury of being on location...
As a swing driver, usually we drive whatever truck to wherever then get flown back for another truck or home till the end of filming, then we get flown in to swing them back.
Sometimes we're lucky enough to be kept on location for the whole gig but we have to be prepared to do almost anything and I'm always in, steel caps and all.
On this one we've done cleaning, paperwork, shopping, security, airport runs, traffic control and were even extras driving hero cars yesterday - all in temperatures that haven't gone above 5°.
When you have a thoughtful, generous boss, tight team, and stellar accommodation, it feels less mahi and more adventure.
We finish next weekend and I'm sad already...
Swing drivers are often not classed as crew because our hours are on either side of call and wrap times so we're not usually included in catering. On this gig we were told in no uncertain terms that we were to eat with everyone else AND THEN we were asked our sizes for the crew hoodie!
In our world, it doesn't get much better than this...
We swung down country yesterday but when we arrived there was only mist so imagine our delight when we woke up to this view! Nobody needs to tell us how lucky we are. Personally I've got bruises from pinching myself every single day.
Isn't it lucky the only frock I brought for Frock Fridays was my tartan?!
A rough sailing...
You can't see the wind buffeting our trucks but boy, we can feel it. It's going to be a grim ferry crossing ! Lucky we always check our loads are secure before we drive...