Many thanks to all those who posted here and elsewhere, and emailed, to let us know what they thought and to alert us to problems with the site.
Even though I haven't a clue what such technical terms as "HTML" and "z-indices" are (anything to do with in-D-centcies?), my webmistress (Steph, of course) has hopefully managed to fix 'em tonight. She claims not to know what she's doing either but so far, far as we can tell, it seems to have worked - at least, for IE, Firefox and Safari (flippin' 'eck, she's overloading me with more technical terms!); if you're still having problems, please let us know, we do appreciate it.
That said, we're off line for a couple of weeks after tonight to clean and paint the new house. Do drop by for coffee and doughnuts.
You'll need to bring the doughnuts.
Oh, and there's a little new stuff on the site. Not a lot, but a little.
Many cheers for the comments folks; the site's at a very very early stage and we've still a lot of work to do; we haven't a clue (yet) as to why some browsers like it and some don't (we complete novices at this site building lark) but we'll try to work on it soon.
On our recent JMT hike we took two digital camcorders.
As we were going to be out for almost three weeks with no chance of plugging the rechargable batteries in, we opted for a Silva solar charger with a car jack-style socket into which we plugged (of course) a car jack-style plug hooked up to the battery recharger (ie, travel chargers).
Have to say it worked a treat. Batteries were never completely discharged and we never ran out of juice.
In all I think we carried three batteries - one in each camcorder and one on the charger. Whenever we took a lengthy break we sat it on the ground and charged up a battery.
We could have fastened it to the top of a pack - there are attachment points on the solar panel - but to me the device seemed too fragile for that kind of constant exposure to knocks and scrapes.
Haven't had to use that setup in the UK yet but the solar charger did seem much more efficient than the model I reviewed a couple or three years back in TGO (also a Silva). There is of course a problem with sunshine volumes here!
As for spare AA and AAA batteries, I just sling them in the top of my pack in a Ziplock bag usually - but only after I've stuck electric tape over the contacts to stop them dischaging everytime they have a brush with my car keys or even with other batteries. I've carried batteries for weeks on end like this and they've retained a full charge.
Late addition: the solar charger also fired up Steph's digi camera battery - very useful.