Sunday, January 11, 2009

Getting Ready to Depart

Well, the time has come to for our Watoto Expedition... the bags are almost packed and we are almost ready to go... Katrina and I have one more last minute batch of vaccinations in the bum and we'll be ready.

I must say that I do have concerns about maximum baggage weight restrictions... I'm not worried about the truckload of video and still photography equipment, I'm more concerned about the 100Kg of lollies that Katrina has stashed. However in typical Katrina fashion the research has been done and she has worked out that she can take 12Kg of hand luggage each... Now with Alisdair and Claire... thats 36Kg of hand baggage.... Add another 10kilos each of lollies that they can stash on their bodies and they should just about be ready to go. I must say, I think I might give them a wide birth going through customs as they will probably resemble drug smugglers... I'm not keen on the rubber gloves myself!!

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Well it's only a couple of days now before we depart for Uganda. The trip itself is rather long...

Sydney - Singapore, then Singapore to Dubai, then Dubai to Addis Abbab (Ethiopia), then finally on to Entebbe Airport in Uganda.

For anybody that is interested in the equipment that I will be taking to record the trip, here's whats going.

Still Photography Equipment
Cameras: Nikon D700, Nikon D200, Panasonic LX3
Lenses: 17mm-35mm f2.8 wide angle zoom, 24mm-70mm f2.8 mid-range zoom, 70mm-300mm telephoto zoom. 50mm f1.4, 16mm fish eye.

Video Equipment
JVC 3 tube HD DV camera
4 different microphones
Miller fluid head tripod

I will endeavor to post to this blog each day, and hopefully I will have lots of photos and video of our trip for you to view... not quite the same as being there... hopefully you will avoid the blisters of brick laying. But it should be the next best thing.

See you all in 2 weeks



  1. Thank you Brent and Stephen for pointing out that I should watch for expense claims relating to "pints in Dubai airport" - very useful information!! Travel safely! Jane

  2. Are you there yet? What's the weather like?

  3. Fantastic photos and stories Brent! Keep them coming,

    Anne (Mrs Stephen)