Mission 2 (and yes I choose to accept it) was night navigation in the hills and again I choose to visit The Whangie as it’s close to home and again it was super windy and raining.
I arrived at the parking lot just after 2000 hours, I quickly changed into boots and waterproof jacket before setting out up the hill.
For the first hour I refused to bring out my head torch but after wandering of track in the driving rain, I soon realised I need all the help I could get and took a quick stop to rehydrate and find my torch, I hate the feeling of walking in the bubble that the light gives you and your eyes never get a chance to adjust to the darkness!
For this little outing I had chosen to bring my girlfriend’s camera; a Fuji Finepix XP30 and since it’s waterproof and shockproof it seemed to be just the thing for a wet outing on the slippery tracks and while it feels very robust and solid I did miss a view finder and a self-timer. Unfortunately the trip was far too dark and short to test the camera properly but I intend to keep use it for the National Three Peaks challenge.
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