It's Thursday. I leave Monday. Yikes!
By now all the little pieces of equipment that I've been acquiring for this and future trips has arrived. The Beast is back from Buck's, minus the signature howl of a disintegrating differential. I'm making lists, with entries like "buy dog food!!!" The mail has been put on hold. I have a key-safe so friends can have access to my town home if they need to.
Some decisions: For this trip, I'm not taking the "big" camcorder and tripod. The quality of images out of the iPhone 6 and the new little Action Cam is sufficient to document where I go and what I do.
I still have to figure out how to mount the little cam for on-the-road footage. The trial run I did yesterday in the car shows some of the problems: dirty windshield, reflections. One answer is to mount the cam outside, and control it from inside via its WiFi connection. But batteries ... ideally, I'd like to just keep the thing on standby at all times and when I see something I'd like to record, push the big red button. I could run a cable out the window with power ... but then I couldn't use the weatherproof housing for the camera.
This is where I'd love to get helpful comments from you folks. The blog software doesn't make it clear how to do that, so looky here! Actually, looky down there at the end of this entry, and you'll see something like this, minus the red outline:
If you click on (or touch) the text which says "no comments," a window opens up and you can enter a comment. Try it! Say hello!
It won't look the same if someone else has already left a comment, but you'll figure out how to add yours.
And now back to making lists.