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    Well that's nice to know.
    Once again, thanks for the invitation
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    Pictures from Sunday

    So I think I was using one of the scene modes and not auto, and I'm not that happy. I had to process every picture as they were very dark and washed out. Thank goodness for batch processing in Photoshop!

    There were some weight distribution issues with this boat:




    My brother and I giving our "serious" poses:


    There's a sandbar just before you get to the ocean that was packed with kayakers and canoeists.


    My cousin's first day back after 7 months in Italy. Maybe that's why he couldn't keep the boat in a straight line


    Someone caught dinner:


    The bridge stays lifted until a train has to come by, maybe twice an hour.


    Checking out the sheep. Kind of surprised to see them there.

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    You'll just have to give it another shot this weekend in auto or P mode.

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    My trip to Canada is next week, so I'll have plenty of time to play with it. I also noticed I'll have to be careful about wiping the lens after I dunk it so I don't get splotches in my pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoNo View Post
    My trip to Canada is next week, so I'll have plenty of time to play with it. I also noticed I'll have to be careful about wiping the lens after I dunk it so I don't get splotches in my pictures.
    Yes. Splashing water on it and shaking it off can get rid of the drops or salt stuff on the lens. Mine doesn't get too wet tucked into the top of my pfd.

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    NoNo, is your boat a double?

    Love that bird fish photo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen View Post
    NoNo, is your boat a double?

    Love that bird fish photo.
    No, that was my cousin and her friend. They rented a tandem, which didn't work out all that well. Can anyone explain what's going on with my PFD? Why does it stick up so high? I don't really notice it when I'm paddling, but I have to think it should be down on my shoulders.

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    Mine does that too. Because it's short it gets pushed up like that.
    Maybe cinch the waist tighter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoNo View Post
    My trip to Canada is next week, so I'll have plenty of time to play with it. I also noticed I'll have to be careful about wiping the lens after I dunk it so I don't get splotches in my pictures.
    btw... thanks for the invitation :0

    As for shoulder straps, I don't know - how tightly do you have it tightened around your waist? I leave mine a little loose because it's easier to rotate. do you have something to shorten the height of the shoulder straps? Some of mine do.

    But none of my pfd's ride up at the shoulders like that:


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    I know what kind of pfd you have from that photo and it's just different from ours, that's why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen View Post
    I know what kind of pfd you have from that photo and it's just different from ours, that's why.

    K. Well, none of my kayaking pfds do that, and I've got several different types.

    So you guys should just buy a different one

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    I'm quite happy with mine
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    Things I learned on my vacation:

    1) The camera definitely works better in auto mode.
    2) My PFD is getting held up on my skirt and the high seat back, pushing it up on my shoulders. It sits correctly when I'm standing and would probably be ok without the skirt. I'll have to try sometime.
    3) Water pools in the lap area of my skirt, and starts to drip through after a bit. I must look into ways of better waterproofing it.
    4) I have much to learn about getting out onto a dock without assistance.
    5) I've been some pretty remote places before, but this was a whole new level. It was a town in name only, and only accessible by boat. Very interesting to see how people can live like that.

    I have a bunch of pictures to go through. I hope I can find time to get them uploaded, but the soap business is already demanding my attention!

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    Before I bought my own pfd I had trouble with most all borrowed pfd's riding up and strangling me, while my dh was fine even though he's only a tad taller than me.

    I realized this was due to a combination of:
    - I have a fairly short back,
    - the high seat back on my own kayak and some borrowed ones,
    - sitting slightly too "deep" in kayaks a bit too big for me
    - most pfd's are made for men

    So when I went to buy my own I concentrated on finding one that was very short and high in back. Tried several fancy and expensive ones, but they tended to make me feel flattened like a taco when I tightened them enough, so I finally ended up with a very small and lowprofile, almost junior-size vest. Even that one will rub my seat back a little if I slouch. At some point I intend to buy a kayak where I feel less like I'm sitting in the bottom of a bucket.
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    I've found my camera.

    Yes, it's kind of spendy but I know I'll like it since I already have ones that's similar albeit non-waterproof.
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