I was finding myself reluctant to go to the boat. It was winter, and going involved getting the dinghy
across weathered hardwood planks between the rack and the beach, dragging it down to the water
, wading through cold water, rowing out, climbing up the stern ladder and standing on freezing steel
while I unlocked the boat.
First I tried sandals. OK in summer, even if the sand gets everywhere, but not amusing in winter. My feet felt to take forever to unfreeze. And clumbsy.
So I asked on this Forum. No dice. I thought "I can't be the first." and looked in the Whitworths Cataloge and there they were - dinghy shoes (or wet suit sneakers)
So now I wear sandals going to the boat, change to my dinghy
shoes to go to the boat, then (don't laugh) I put on fur lined slippers when inside the boat. Nice and toasty.
it's either bare feet for short trips or my dinghy shoes.
And no cold wood cabin sole
for this cruiser. I'm going for nice warm carpet...