At the risk of utterly condemning us all to another rain-soaked summer, I just absent mindedly found myself thinking about our forthcoming beach-based family holiday.
We went to a similar part of Cornwall a couple of years ago (while I was still on MDI) and my teenage daughters both expressed a bit of interest in a day’s gentle sea-kayak pottering though we didn’t manage to organise it.
In the unlikely event that the sea-kayak hire guys actually turn up this year, I was thinking that perhaps I should be prepared with a waterproof/water-resistant pouch for Artoo. Are they called Aquapacs? Has anyone used one? Are they any good? I’m not expecting a full-on dunking, but I’d be a bit nervy a) leaving Artoo on the shore and paddling off into the bay and/or b) setting a lowish TBR only to dip my pump in salty water 10 minutes later.
Am I right in thinking @Alison used something like this for wild and salty sailing holidays before settling into domestic baby bliss?
You’re right mike, in the days when my life didn’t revolve solely around milk, poo and cuddles I did use an aquapac for white water rafting.
It worked perfectly – it was splashed lots and fully submerged a couple of times and the pump remained bone dry. The pack is transparent and flexible so you can see the pump and bolus without taking it out.
It comes with a warning that some people have found that the tube gets slightly compressed by the case but I’ve had no problems with that and cgm never showed any sign that I wasn’t getting the right amount of insulin when using the Pac. I’d recommend it.
Happy holidays, I hope they fall on the sunny week of the year.
Also, tubes of hypostop gel are fab for waterbased stuff because they’re quick to eat, fast acting and waterproof. The only downside is they taste vile and the texture makes me gag, but you can’t have everything 😉