A little while back I had a group staying at the hotel. They had come down to see the white herons and after their trip I was talking to them about what they had seen. They all assured me that they had had a lovely time and really enjoyed themselves. Then one of the ladies told me that she was a little bit upset because her camera stopped working so she didn't get all the photos that she would have liked. I offered to have a look at her camera and found that the battery was flat. The lady had not bought her charger with her but I found some cords and set her camera up to charge. While I was doing this another lady found (to her horror) that the photos she had taken came up almost totally black. When I looked at her camera I found that she had accidently knocked the camera settings and all her photos were extremely under exposed. I managed to save most of them for her, but it was only luck that I was there at the time and could run the images through photoshop for her. This got me thinking - how many other people go on holiday and for one reason or another lose their photos? I know I have done it myself, so I thought that I would put together a basic check list for non-photographers, in the hope that this might save someone's holiday memories.
Ginga has had a long standing appointment with the vet because I am not to keen on having a wild tom cat roaming around. So far he has managed to miss every appointment, his distant relationship to the great Houdini combined with special forces training enabling him to escape and elude every attempt at capture. This time with a fairly nasty injury I was determined to prevail. I alerted the vet, borrowed a cat trap and sacrificed a tin of juicy sardines to the cause. Then with the trap set and baited I sat down to wait.
In early 2012 Penny & Nairn moved from central Wellington to South Westland. Welcome to the record of their adventures.