Our Trip to Totality: The Day of the 2017 Eclipse

Years ago my husband and I said to each other that we would go to see the total eclipse of the sun on 21st August 2017 in the USA. There were several good reasons. We wanted to go to the USA anyway to visit family. Having a date to aim for helped us to save up to see them. We had seen a total eclipse in France in 1999 and knew that it was worth showing this sight to our children. Total eclipses over populated land are so rare that most people never see one, but once in the USA, it would be easy to access a viewing spot as it ran from coast to coast. Unusually for an eclipse, this one co-incided with the school holidays. Travel Plans We…

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Pic of the Week – Historic Caboose

Pic of the Week – Historic Caboose

This restored railway carriage is an American “Caboose” or guard’s carriage. It is now a lovely Airbnb on a rural Iowa farmstead.  Lots … View Post
Camera Innovations and Controversy at B&H Photo Store New York

Camera Innovations and Controversy at B&H Photo Store New York

B&H photo is a vast, world famous camera store in the greatest city in the world, New York. It’s situated just … View Post
Pic of the Week – Niagara Falls

Pic of the Week – Niagara Falls

I know this is not the most amazing photo of Niagara falls, although I am quite pleased with the birds in it. I think … View Post
Plan to See the Great American Eclipse – With Photography Tips

Plan to See the Great American Eclipse – With Photography Tips

I tell everyone that I’ve been planning this trip to see the total solar eclipse for the last 7 years. Honestly, it’s not … View Post