“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St Augustine
It was November 2010 when I wrote the “Last Post” entry in this my travelling Blog. It is time to hitch up the mules and move again. Not the caravan this time, as it is hard to move off my Island Continent that way. In just over 3 weeks we fly out for Europe. My next few posts will be about planning.
This one is about the blog. I made a change of theme from the dark look that I used previously. Obviously I needed a new title and masthead. Since we are travelling across most of Europe, a view from space seemed appropriate.
The second thing is about the technology. A caravan on a five month trip meant that I could carry a fair bit of gear – like a laptop, two Nikon SLR cameras, 5 lenses, flashgun and tripod. Travelling by air means minimalist packing in this case 1 camera, 1 lens and a mini iPad for email, internet and blogging. I am trying to work out what I can and can’t do within these constraints. I created the blog header first on the iPad using the photoshop app – it looked great on the iPod but transferring it to the MacBook Pro it looked awful. I am hoping straight images will be a little more successful. Next posts will cover as did last time my pre travel family visits,