It's always the way it goes when planning for a trip, packing for a trip, those last few days leading up to the actual departure end up being a mad rush of finding the flaws in the packing and trying to buy things in an attempt to be prepared.
I have been meaning to, for the last few days, to collate together a list of places you can find my posts.
Also, as I am leaving my Australian phone number behind, I implore all of you to communicate with me by email or facebook if you need to get urgent messages through.
I won't bore you with the photos of how I've managed to squeeze the stupid amount of gear into the biggest-size-for-weight ratio suitcase that I have. Indeed it is big green again, and it's surprising how much space you lose when you're taking tents and sleeping gear. That second change of clothes is starting to look threatened, as scary as it is, I proclaim to have no more than 2 days worth of clothing. Eeek.
The mega game of Suitcase Tetris has been all consuming. First the suitcase decided that I was not to have my compressed sleeping bag on the outside, demanding the inner sanctum. The tent lost the war and had to be put on the outside, tripods and all metal things brace the spine and losing out was of course, me, taking a 22kg suitcase to the airport where the allowance is 23.
If the postal services didn't exist I'm sure I'd be paying a lot more for my purchases than I had wanted. Might be time to start wearing too many clothes just to get through.
Anyway, onto the real meaning for this.
Social media, where can you find me, listed in order of how easy it will be for me to update these places and keep in touch:
Facebook - Mel Sinclair Photography and for those on my personal stream (won't link as it's personal)
Website: well you're here so.... Any posts that go to my Mel Sinclair Photography FB page, will go across to the blog at the end of every day OR SO (some nights I can't promise Ill have reception)
I won't be posting to Flickr or 500px while away, unless under exceptional circumstances. You know, if I manage to capture something incredible...
So keep this page bookmarked, be sure to check in every morning - at least for Australia - that's night time in Iceland.
24hours left and counting...
See you in Norway!