Thursday, October 30, 2008

Getting to heathrow terminal 4

I've finally come to the realisation that I'm not a light traveler. In fact I'd go so far as to say i travel fairly heavy.

It's not just a matter of leaving out the extra shirt or shorts you'll never wear, i haven't even packed those things this time.

It's got to the point now that i've got the laptop, camera, video camera and tripod, but now i travel with 2 external hard drives as well. And of course its not just one camera, theses the xl1s for land shots and the hv20 for water shots....which means the water housing is in there as well. Now with two vastly different sized cameras brings two bags, and because of the additional lens i have for each one is kept in a silver hard case, and don't forget the two tripods that go along as well.

So what powers these things, countless power adapters and plugs of course, not to mention the cables to link them all together.

On this trip it isn't just holiday and travel, it's 3 months of work as well and therefore work clothes are added to the mix.

At a rough guess its about 25 kg of stuff strapped around my body which then walks 400 meters to stockwell to catch the victoria line up to green park before changing trains to the piccadily line and heading towards heathrow terminal 4.... All up taking about an hour.

It is a sad day though leaving my girls behind, which is why the next post will be dedicated to them, the adventures we've had and the things they've taught me,and of course the silly things they've done.

After my first rough guess it ended up being 20.9 Kg for the back pack and 13kg for the Camera box alone. Had

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