A couple of months ago saw the sudden death of my trusty camera. Cause of death? Camera suicide. There I was on Woolacombe beach snapping away and it leapt out of my hands on to the wet sand. Well you know what sand is like it gets in to every nook, cranny and crevice, us humans can shower off to dispel it, not possible with the camera. A lengthy dissection took place involving itty bitty screwdrivers and itty bitty screws. It sat for a week in the operating theatre before hubby told me there was nothing further he could do for it.
Since then I have trolled the internet and primarily Amazon to get a replacement. This arrived Wednesday night, when all I had time to do was charge it. It is a Nikon Coolpix S5300 in a fetching burgundy colour. The instruction book is either a) brief basic one in over 100 languages, handy when you can only ready one or b) 264 page one you can view on-line! So handy when you are out and about and can’t work out how to do things!
Friday Madam and I headed off to the Butterfly and Otter place so I could play with my new toy.
The Butterflies were amazing, but even more so were the Chrysalis hanging like socks on the washing line,
if you stood long enough, one would start to twitch and then out would ‘pop a beautiful butterfly’ (just like the hungry caterpillar Annie!) there it would hang slowly straightening and drying its wings. Very captivating.
The Otters? Well they were just cute!
We watched them all be fed and learnt a lot about them from their keeper.
Loving the new camera, the photos are so clear even using the maximum zoom, now all I need to do is read the instructions!
(PS-Parkrun this morning was successful:- Madam got her best time this year, I got my best time on this new old course, Madam’s running buddy who ran with me got a PB and her brother who is not eight yet ran with his Dad and got his first sub 30 minute time! Great start to the weekend. Tomorrow is an early start for me to fit in a long run before Madam’s competition. I fear I might be running with Bertha’s tail, hope she is all worn out by then!)