WATAGANS NP – 17 November 2020
After last Thursday’s Great Adventure, my very expensive camera was at the bottom of a mini-canyon. I decided it was worth mounting a trip to try retrieving the camera from the bottom of the slot. Jai and Trish agreed to join me.
We needed Jai and his height (given that Trish and I are vertically challenged), and there was the bonus that he could use goggles and a snorkel, Trish didn’t own either and I have a “thing” about snorkeling – never ever will you see me anywhere snorkeling.
I wasn’t sure how long we would be in the creek, but as Jai had to go to work at noon, we started relatively early at 9.00 from the car park.
I had everything I thought I would need, two long (unbreakable) sticks, scissors to use on electrical tape to tape them together (so they weren’t so bendy), a couple of big hooks and a small one, a stick “picker” (you know the thing you can use to pick up garbage), a 40m rope and some tube tape. Jai thoughtfully brought along an underwater torch.
The camera is now at home, haven’t turned it on or opened it up. It’s sitting in a plastic box with bag of DampRid, will leave it in the box for a few days and then test it. Fingers crossed!
Thanks Jai and Trish for coming with me on this adventure, great outcome, and we were back at the cars and on the road by 11am – very productive morning!
UPDATE: after a night in DampRid, camera started up just fine, removed card and all pics are there still (bonus), and the one of me sliding down the log is now the header for the Blog, thank you Trish. Giving the camera another night with the DampRid, this time with all the ports open.