2 friends and the coast to coast walk


Poles and pics by gleavem
May 19, 2008, 3:09 pm
Filed under: Equipment, Uncategorized | Tags: , ,

Wow it’s been way too long since we last posted! Apologies, but there hasn’t been much of relevance to post as we’ve been trying to get a bit of stuff done in the garden.

Anyway thought I’d update you on a few more purchases we’ve made in preparation for the C2C; we may not have been walking far, but we have managed a walk around the shops!…

1) Poles:Yes we finally bit the bullet and got some (1 each); our local Millets is closing down 😦  which means everything’s half price 🙂 Because of this we were able to teat ourselves to the Leki Ultralight Carbon walking poles, which should have been 50 quid each, but we got two for 50! Hooray! They are VERY light and I can’t wait to test them out on a good hilly walk!

2) Digital Camera: We have joined the digital photo world at last! Up until now we’ve either been using our mobile phones for pics, or my old Canon automatic! This should be a big improvement. As you know there’s A LOT of choice out there and it was difficult to decide which model to get. I did some research on What Digital Camera and they gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC FX33 top marks, so that’s what we got. Sadly they didn’t have it in black like I hoped, but I’ll survive. It’s so small compared to my old canon, and seems pretty easy to use so far…lots of different modes, but the intelligent auto seems to work ok for most things anyway.  I wonder if you’ll be able to spot the difference?

We are planning on walking again soon, a weekend near the cotswolds with Mark and Clare in a couple of weeks…so watch this space!

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