Gloves or Mitts – or Nothing at All?

Best for Dexterity – Bare Hands Here are a couple of tricks to keep your hands toasty warm without using gloves at all: Just Rubbing Let your hands get very cold, then rub them vigorously until they warm up. They will soon get cold again, so rub them again. You may need to repeat this […]

South West Coast Path – Clothing

28th January 2016 As it happened it wasn’t cold despite being January. It was however wet and windy and it was interesting to see whether our clothing was up for it. My Montane jacket made from Event was already leaking during my bike ride to work so I decided to buy a new one. There was a […]

Beating into an Arctic Blast

Position N68,54.7 x W013,08.8. Now the wind has moderated and the genoa is up but it is tough making any progress to the west. The last two or three days have had us beating into icy cold winds and a lumpy sea with double reefs and yankee. The lee rail has been under and waves […]

Not a Good Day for Sailing

We woke to creaking lines, howling rigging and a harbour full of white horses and decided to stay put but use the time to climb the Faroes highest hill – Slattaratindur at 882m. As we didn’t have a map we decided to seek local advice. The girl in the supermarket said there are no paths, […]