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Viking Cruise crashes

CAMERA AND LENS DETAILS LISTED ON THIS BLOG POST IN THE RIGHT COLUMN Our relaxing river cruise has ended before it hardly got started!  The Viking Sun, part of the Viking River Cruise line crashed into a structure on the side of the canal at 2:30 in the morning (news article).  Our cabin was below the water level, so we went topside where we took these pictures of the damage.  We were near Strasbourg, so eventually the boat was evacuated and we were taken to Strasbourg, which was the end of our river cruise.  I guess you have to be flexible when you travel, since you never know what is going to happen!!

South of France diet

My trainer wanted to know what I have been eating, since I have lost weight.  I told her Tony and I have been hanging out in the South of France (which really means we are picnicking in the back yard).  The trick is to eat special things and have them handy – like on this tray – so I don’t go hunting for less healthy alternatives.  She wanted a picture.  Now that’s what a diet should be like! Pate: elSalchichero handcrafted charcuterie. Macaroons: Kelly’s Bakery Wine: Mt. Eden Bread: Golden Sheaf

Villefranche sur mer France

Villefranche sur Mer in the South of France

5 TIPS FOR TRAVELING WITH CAMERA EQUIPMENT OUR LIST OF FAVORITE EQUIPMENT FOR TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY Traveling with camera equipment can get a little tricky, so we have listed some of our favorite tips for making it easier. Take only your favorite camera and lenses use a comfortable cross-body camera case always carry a polarizer use watertight and shock resistant equipment put gel packets in the camera case CAMERAS – Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 5D Mark II LENSES – Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L II, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L, Canon EF 17-40 f/4L USM Ultra Wide angle Zoom, Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II zoom Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L macro OTHER EQUIPMENT – Hoya 77mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter Hoya 72mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter SanDisk Extreme Pro 16GB 160MB/s CompactFlash cards CompactFlash card case that is watertight and shock resistant Interteck reusable blue silica gel packets Tamrac sling pack camera bag