Posted: 27/10/2014 at 06:42
Had seven hours sleep.awake at3.30am.it will probably take three days for bodyclock to reset. I found a way to reset my video camera on youtube. Its a bit complicated, involving tiny screwdrivers, 4v current from a battery, and lots of hope.
However if it works, I can still use the camera for downloading existing tapes, and probably using around the garden. having bought 5 new tapes at a cost of £40 I need to use them really.
I think I might have to upgrade for diving purposes. The latest version is solid state with a projector and will also take 24 mp stills. approx £750 for camera, then about £900 for a housing that I can still use my video light on. Different type of housing would mean new video lights, also very expensive if marine rated to 60m. Not for nothing is underwater photography described as ripping up £20 notes in a cold shower...... and I've never had a flood, (never mention the f word on a dive site) which tends to mean a total write off.
Still, I'm not likely to get another holiday until this time next year, so plenty of time to save up.
I see everywhere seems to have gone into xmas mode while I've been away. I remember when the shops used to have the stuff in at the end of November and December was the build up.Now it seems to start on September 1st.