We’ve had a problem with the car for the last month or so, a strange, occasional smell of burning, which I found a tad disconcerting (?!), so David duly booked the car in to be looked at. Unfortunately, his garage of choice in Inverness. Fortunately, I decided I needed a bimble around Inverness to keep him company and perhaps to do a little window shopping.
We did a bit.
In between morning coffee, lunch and afternoon coffee, we visited several shops and I must confess, there was a high percentage of outdoor shops on the list. Almost 100% as it happens.
And on our journey, we found some gortex patches, (to patch David’s new Paclite trousers which he managed to rip on his winter skills training day in the Cairngorms yesterday) and a pair of these little beauties.
These were just the medicine I needed for the bout of tonsillitis I’ve succumbed to in the last couple of days (what next?) . They are just a shade lighter than my Merrell Siren Ventilators, but I figured they’d dry even more quickly after a river crossing, (or perhaps it won’t even matter if they are wet) as well as be comfortable around camp or even for stretches of walking on suitable terrain. We like! Strangely, in the blurb, they are described as ‘waterproof’. Really?