• Rental Boot companies are taking advantage of us

    #9 Posted : Friday, October 24, 2014 3:11:58 AM


    ndvb, yes, you found the boots we used worked just fine on the rocky beaches, snow, ice and even the water landings (the crew is extremely helpful in assisting you when you have to step off in shallow water)

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  • Antarctica February 9, 2015

    #18 Posted : Friday, October 24, 2014 2:07:05 AM


    I don't know about the Tauck content of the trip, as versus the other passengers. Tauck seems to be exclusively using ships of the Ponant line. (Except for the Galapagos cruise.) And a very good company it seems to be, too. And again, a very good match for Tauck and their clientele. There's plenty of info and opinions on other threads about the Ponant ships. Just search for pretty well any "cruise". I'm sure others will jump in here with their personal responses! Cheers, Jan

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  • GoPro in Africa- ndvb?

    #3 Posted : Friday, October 24, 2014 12:26:24 AM


    ndvb said:

    I used it quite a bit, but I haven't done any editing on it yet. I have been in the process of having a Florida condo renovated and that has kept me pretty busy. I am working on printing photos from a variety of vacations for the walls of the condo. I have been trying to stay on a ocean, water, beach theme to keep with the location. In other words, I don't really have any finished, edited GoPro video. I did use it a lot. I hooked to the Jeep as we went on trips and game drives. It also came in handy, as you saw, on panoramic shots. I did set it up a couple of nights outside the hotel to see if I got any night animal movement close to my room. I don't think I did. I looked at one of the nights and really didn't see anything. I thought it was worth it. I am going to take it with me to Yellowstone and Antarctica in January and February. I think some underwater shots from the Zodiaks or off the boat (if I can attach it to something to get it under water when we are anchored or drifting). The new GoPro 4 is out now....I might buy one and take it.

    Thanks. You just can't keep with with technology!! The new GP-4 has a built-in LCD touch screen which is a separate add-on to the 3+ I don't like it because when attached it doesn't fit the housing. I guess I'll take it since it is so small- other than the battery charger and a few attachments it doesn't take any space and is light. Two useful attachments I got were a hot shoe-to-tripod mount so I can mount it to my DSLR in an over-under manner, and a good, but lightweight folding walking stick with tripod tip and GoPro adapter- That worked well when shooting a video during the horse carriage ride up to Neuschwanstein.

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