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Packin' my bags...

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Lightmancer, May 31, 2013.

  1. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Off to sunny Portugal next week. A holiday is sorely needed. This is a sittin'-on-the-beach-with-a-book break rather than a major photo-opportunity so I am only taking the following:

    Fuji X10
    Ricoh GR
    Leica IID with 5cm Elmar

    That's the lot. Spare batteries, spare film and some time on my hands for a change.

    Heaven :cool:

    I have just totted it up. This week I have made or received 35 phone calls, dialled into 8 conference calls, attended six meetings and responded to 224 emails - and this was a four-day working week...

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
  2. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    Bon Voyage.
     
  3. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

    979
    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Enjoy it thoroughly!
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Party at Bill's house next week!
     
  5. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    I'll bring my goats ... they absolutely love a wild good time.
     
  6. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    what kind of batteries does the Leica take ?
     
  7. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Gerroffmylaaand...! :p

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
  8. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Ahhhh I'm not one for beach vacations but I could REALLY use one right now! Enjoy!
     
  9. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    The best part about being on the beach is that it means I'm not at work. I don't get along with sun very well, but I could sit under an umbrella all day long and listen the waves lap up on the shore.
     
  10. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    But if Frimley is sunny, why go to Portgual? :cool:
     
  11. Have fun and take lots of pictures.
     
  12. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Sounds like a wonderful break, Bill, enjoy!!
     
  13. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Still haven't learnt how to do the sittin'-on-the-beach-with-a-book type of holiday myself, but maybe that isn't such a bad thing. If you like it, do it. Enjoy!
     
  14. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Safe travels!
     
  15. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Me I just sits and think

    Sometimes I just sits.
     
  16. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Have a lovely time Bill. The most reading I did on holiday was on the four hour flight home!
     
  17. lcsolla

    lcsolla SC Regular

    109
    Sep 5, 2011
    Lisbon, Portugal
    Luis Castro e Solla
    I'm glad to know you are coming to my country. If you want some hints on places to see and things to do feel free to send me an e-mail. On the other hand, if you really are coming only for the beach - I shall never understand travelling just for it, but fortunately we are not all alike - don't send the e-mail, I shall not bother you :wink:
     
  18. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I'm not gone yet :smile:

    Icsolla, I am delighted to be visiting Portugal again, one of my favourite countries. I was in Lisbon already earlier this year - my third visit there, and the place I proposed to my wife (on top of the castle :biggrin: ) I am heading this time to Albufeira. Our break will probably take the form of blobbing on a sun lounger for a day or three or until we get bored, then hiring a car and touring around a bit. On previous visits I have stayed before near Paderne and Guia and certainly intend to head to Monchique for a bit of a mooch around. I would be delighted to hear any other recommendations... I have a low boredom threshold, two paperback books and a Kindle... :cool: