My new toy

My birthday present arrived this morning and although it’s not been properly field tested yet, I’m very impressed with it. It’s wonderfully light and tiny and fits easily into one of the hip belt pockets in my rucksack.

I’ll be taking it with me on Saturday, when Rob and I are due to be going up Snowdon, via Crib Goch, so expect plenty of wind speed statistics along the route πŸ˜‰

You watch, there’ll be not a breath of wind now for weeks – just my bloody luck!

It could probably do with a little cloth case to keep the thing clean and free of grit and stuff, so maybe I’ll have to keep my eyes open for one of them now.




Long distance walker, trig-pointer, peak-bagger, guide book author & fair-weather cyclist, with a love of Skye, the Pennine Way, malt whisky, & Man City.

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7 Responses

  1. Suzanne says:

    Can I please ask what make this is and where you got it from? I remember one holiday in the Lakes where the wind was so strong we sat down and held on to our leki sticks for dear life! Another time (may have been the same holiday but a different mountain), I actually got blown off from the very top of the fell and landed on my elbow, I had tennis elbow for many months after! Other half would have loved to have known the wind speed.

    • lonewalker says:

      Suzanne – sorry, I can’t remember what the make was and I eventually had to replace it after I lost it. I got a Kestrel anemometer, but they are quite expensive now I think. You can pick up a cheaper version on Amazon for about Β£12 though. Hope that helps.

      • Suzanne says:

        Oops sorry I didn’t realise i had replied to such an old post! I will check out the kestrel one, thank you.

  2. lonewalker says:

    I have a plastic sleeve for it, which keeps it mostly dry. It has got wet before and the display goes off when that happens, but it does come back once it’s dry. Thanks for the offer, but I don’t think a sock would keep it dry πŸ™‚

  3. Roger says:

    Looks like an iPod sock (for the nano), would suit that a treat.
    I might have one kicking around somewhere, I’ll have a look and let you know, unless you’ve already sorted it.

  4. lonewalker says:

    Rob’s dead, baby…. Rob’s dead πŸ™‚

    I got so used to walking with Rob that I tend to slip his name in here and there by accident. I did of course mean Tex, who is very much alive and kicking!

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