It was -5 degrees this morning, and I am too bloody old and carnapcious (spelling?) to go out in this weather without a dry suit. So until the new seals go on the aforementioned suit, I'll be quite content to sit here in my armchair, in front of the fire, with a glass of Macallan 10yr old by my side, having a read on the forum, and staying nice and toasty, thank you very much.
It's cold enuff in the summer here without being out in the winter as well. Don't get me wrong - I've been there, got the Tshirt etc, sat on the bow breaking ice with an oar, suffered the 'bursting for a wee' syndrome when one's hands are numb blocks of ice and one's wedding tackle has dissappeared due to the cold, I'm simply older and less tolerant (of everything) these days, and prefer not to suffer quite as much as I was when I was younger. I'm quite sure my wee Rib appreciates being inside too, and when we get back on the water come springtime, that'll be quite quick enuff for us!
I'll leave the arctic-type stuff for all those true masochists out there.
(nicely warmed inside and out)
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