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Bananas About La Palma
Bananas About La Palma
Price: 7.74

5.0 out of 5 stars Consistently amusing, 28 Oct 2013
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I found the tone very amusing with some laugh out loud moments. It's a lighthearted, self-deprecating account of the hen-pecked author and his long-suffering wife travelling around La Palma on their holiday. There was also some useful info on the island as well.

I was sorry to finish the book and will look for other books by the author.


Walks in La Palma, La Isla Bonita
Walks in La Palma, La Isla Bonita
by Lance Chilton
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely useful, 27 Oct 2013
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This is worth the price for the info on the bus stops above the resort of Los Cancajos - the ability to use these stops instead of having to go into Santa Cruz and change bus is a massive convenience and timesaver.

The maps are something to behold - that of Barlovento saved time and confusion at the start of a walk from there using walk instructions from a different book.

The walks and instructions are excellent. The extension to San Bartolo on the Cubo de Galga walk I can highly recommend - walk up to the mirador for a great view then relax with a drink in the bar while waiting for the guagua/bus. I also recommend the author's suggested alternative descent from Somada Alta on the same walk - an easy, pleasant stroll.


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3.0 out of 5 stars Bright but poor connection to battery pack, 4 Oct 2013
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The light is bright and you can't argue with the price.

There are a couple of things that let it down. The battery pack doesn't stay put on the top of the cross-bar and slips underneath - not a major issue and I'm sure I'll find a way to fix this. The bigger problem is the poor connection between the light and the battery pack; it's just not secure enough and comes apart too easily. You would expect a kind of click as the two ends are joined but the two ends just slide together. Again, I'll have to think of a faff-free way to make this more secure.

People have commented on the rubber rings that fix the light to the handlebars as not being stable enough but mine stays there rock-solid.


Chiba Gel Comfort Plus Mens Summer Fingerles Cycling Gloves / Mitts - 2013 (Red /Black, Large)
Chiba Gel Comfort Plus Mens Summer Fingerles Cycling Gloves / Mitts - 2013 (Red /Black, Large)
Offered by Y Frame Discounts Ltd
Price: 14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Questionable ulnar support, 12 Sep 2013
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The large is comparable in size to other large size gloves.

My only concern is that the gel padding for the ulnar nerve doesn't protect the base of the outer palm near the wrist - just the outer fleshy part of the palm. It looks a bit strange to leave a gap between the padding and the base of the hand near the wrist.

I'm no Doctor so I'd be quite willing to give this five stars if it turned out that these gloves do in fact protect the ulnar nerve properly.


Helly Hansen Mens Lifa Dry Stripe Crew
Helly Hansen Mens Lifa Dry Stripe Crew
Price: 8.66 - 77.99

5.0 out of 5 stars You can rely on the classics, 16 Aug 2013
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It's no coincidence you see this being worn everywhere by climbers and walkers - it's the best. Excellent wicking ability and stops you getting cold - also seems to allow me to stay at just the right, comfortable temperature no matter how much exertion I produce. I've tried other base layers - they're not a patch on this one.


Garmin eTrex 20 Outdoor Handheld GPS Unit
Garmin eTrex 20 Outdoor Handheld GPS Unit
Offered by Smart Training
Price: 130.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this to save money and battery life, 19 July 2013
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The more expensive etrex 30 has a compass and altimeter - for walkers you'll be carrying an additional compass anyway and an altimeter is a nice-to-have only. Both these additional features will cost battery power. Stick with the etrex 20 if you don't need these features.

I got hold of a free British Isles map (widely available online though you can pay for garmin maps of course), renamed it to gmapsupp.img, and copied it into a folder I created called garmin on a micro sd card and inserted that into the etrex 20; the etrex 20 was then able to show that map. I uploaded free .gpx files onto the etrex 20 to use with the map. I have a separate micro sd card with map and .gpx files for a trip to La Palma later in the year. All very straightforward and convenient. It might even be possible somehow to do all this with one sd card but I don't know.

I have a garmin geko 301 which can't show maps and the ability to see instantly where you are on a map with the etrex is so much more convenient than having to use the geko coordinates to see where you are on a paper map.

The accuracy of this device is astounding, not that the Geko was deficient in any way but the etrex 20 takes it to a new level.

Very importantly the etrex 20 will hold, I believe, 2,000 waypoints and 200 routes - more than enough for, let's say, a two-week trip.


Loud Waterproof Electronic 6-Sound Bell/Alarm/Siren Horn for Cycling/Bike/Bicycle--Black
Loud Waterproof Electronic 6-Sound Bell/Alarm/Siren Horn for Cycling/Bike/Bicycle--Black
Offered by Highly One
Price: 2.80

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Misleading product description, 11 July 2013
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Only one sound not 6 as stated. Mine came without instructions (I guess instructions would have given the game away that there is only one sound, not six).


NEW BICYCLE REPAIR WORK STAND NEW DESIGN WITH QUICK RELEASE HANDLE AND CLAMP HOME CYCLE BIKE MECHANICS MOUNTAIN ROAD PROFESSIONAL code ; A146
NEW BICYCLE REPAIR WORK STAND NEW DESIGN WITH QUICK RELEASE HANDLE AND CLAMP HOME CYCLE BIKE MECHANICS MOUNTAIN ROAD PROFESSIONAL code ; A146
Offered by D Pro Tools UK
Price: 27.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Very solid stand, 17 Jun 2013
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What impressed me was the solidity of the stand when my, not very light hybrid bike, was placed onto it. There was no sign that it could topple over and it grips and holds the bike frame well. There's no chance of scratching the bike frame due to the plastic (don't be put off by the word plastic - the grip from it is like a vice) grip. Not only is it great for working on the bike but it keeps it off the floor if you need to store the bike indoors.


Solar Powered Air Fan Cooled Baseball Hat w/ Solar Panel on the Cap Front Eco Friendly Camping Traveling (Cap Colour:White / Fan Colour:White)--Adjustable Buckle in Back to Fit Almost Anyone
Solar Powered Air Fan Cooled Baseball Hat w/ Solar Panel on the Cap Front Eco Friendly Camping Traveling (Cap Colour:White / Fan Colour:White)--Adjustable Buckle in Back to Fit Almost Anyone
Offered by TOPCITY
Price: 3.78

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't need direct sunlight, 9 Jun 2013
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I tried this on a bright day when the sun was behind the clouds and also facing away from the sun - the product worked perfectly. It gives a cool breeze onto the face (or neck if you wear it like a wally). I guess it would come into its own when you're exerting yourself, e.g. hiking uphill on a hot day.

An excellent product.


Yaktrax Walker Traction Device
Yaktrax Walker Traction Device
Price: 6.65 - 21.80

3.0 out of 5 stars Good grip but possible design fault, 24 Mar 2013
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These definitely work well.

Here's the problem: I put boot heel into the device then stretch the device to my boot toe. All is well for ten minutes or so but then the front rides up over onto the top of my boot. These are large size on a size 10 boot. I'm not sure that a smaller size is the answer as then it would be difficult to stretch them to get them on. I'm not the only reviewer who's noticed this problem.


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