My cousin came over to visit Mrs Skoot to see how she was doing after her operation. She has been home for nearly a week and healing seems to be coming along. Of course, I am in charge of making our meals and I think I have lost a bit weight the past couple of weeks. Anyway he got hooked on photography a while back and he often calls to discuss new photographic acquisitions. He bought his Canon dSLR and Sony NEX upon my recommendations and he came over with his photo kit to show me what he had. He likes to travel light and he recently bought a new SEL1650 the new power zoom retractable NEX lens, and the Ultra Wide Converter VCL ECU1 which turns your 16mm SEL lens, into an 18 mm ultra wide. I love ultra wides so I played with it while he was here
After he left I quickly browsed Craigslist and found one for sale. I sent an email and by noon today the seller delivered it to my office
It is virtually brand new, but without the original boxes. I have the zippered case, both front and rear caps, and the lens is pristine. No marks of any kind. I asked the seller why he was selling it. He said that he bought a NEX-5N a year ago and sold it but the buyer did not want this adapter. It sat on his shelf for the past year or so, so he decided to sell it. He told me that he only shot about 5 frames when he first got it and then put it away.
I wanted to make arrangements to service my R1200R as I was going to insure it tomorrow so I went to visit my mechanic to make sure he had all the parts in stock and while I was there, I snapped a photo of his new female motorcycle mechanic
Here she is giving some "attitude" . . .
I am getting my bike ready for a long road trip later this Summer and I have been slowing buying all the stuff I think I need. Today I happened to receive another FEDex package from GPSCITY.ca . They sure are fast with their shipments. It was shipped from Calgary yesterday and I received it before noon in Coquitlam today
It's always exciting to get packages but I like to open them right away to make sure that what is inside, is what I ordered. Now I have something to do this weekend. I thought that it was going to come sometime next week
I like RAM mounts. I ordered the U-bracket & cradle for the Spot2 GPS tracker, and another special Garmin GPS USB power cable so I don't have to use that large cigarette lighter plug. No, I did not order the Spot2 from them. I bought it last Christmas when it was on sale during Boxing Week.
I brought my Spot2 to work so I could activate my subscription with Findmespot.com and figure out how to export the data to spotwalla.com I think I have most of it figured out since it seems to be feeding fine. Data is only stored on Findmespot.com for 30 days before it is purged. Spotwalla keeps the data for as long as you want. Thank you to RichardM for his input and support and for being a "contact" during this testing phase to make sure that messages sent from the Spot2 are being dispatched and received correctly
I have put a link to my Spot2 on the right sidebar so you can see where I am. I used it for the first time tonight to track my way home. I will have more to say about my trip (next month) and where I am headed. You will be able to follow along with me and see my progress by just clicking the link