"A word on the spot is worth a cartload of recollections"
James Maggs, Southwold diarist 1797-1890

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Cold blue

It's a beautiful, clear blue day without a breath of wind. Nick is still slumbering. I'm on my fifth cup of tea. I can't say I'm raring to go though, still being a tad weary after yesterday's 12 hour marathon.  

Nick's dressing gown has been on the porch for 2 days. Some insects bit him on Senja, and he got it into his head that they've taken up residence in his dressing gown. So he is keeping it outside, as he put it, to "freeze their ***s off". I told him it's no use, they'll only go into hibernation.

Nick has blogged about yesterday's climb: http://nickonice.blogspot.com/2012/03/henrikfossen-snags.html?m=1


  1. Elina, being Finnish, claims that -20 will kill all bed bugs and the like. She has a habit of pulling all the duvets and mattresses out on to the balcony on the coldest mornings of the year, so Nick probably has a point.

    1. Nick is wearing the dressing gown now, with no more bites. So it looks like it HAS worked - if there were any bugs in it in the first place....