Yep. I owned a petrol station and made nothing from petrol - only 5% gross profit. It was the same for newspapers and cigarettes. Cold drinks and sweets made the money. However, that aside chocolate is becoming very expensive (as will meat) because there isn't enough produced to satisfy the demand.
Thinking of buying a Zephyros 1. Currently have a laserlite which I purchased around 10 years ago as a second from Terra Nova but it is now on its last legs. I don't fancy forking out £300+ for a new tent so if I get a Zephyros 1 I could use the end poles, pole and guys to make it a little lighter. But I am just wondering if it is a decent tent. With the laser I often go up to around 2500m in the pyrenees and wild camp in the basque mountains, which have similar conditions to the UK, so would a Zephyros be able for that too?
John Merrill did it clockwise as well. According to him going anti-clockwise was the devil's way. I think he was quite spiritual as he started and finished at St Paul's Cathedral, and if I recall correctly he met the lady who was to become his wife (Sheila?)in Scotland whilst recovering from a stress fracture.