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Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 8th October 2019, 14:10
Replies: 73
Views: 2,484
Posted By Swissboy
There was a decided pitfall with our separate...

There was a decided pitfall with our separate booking of the two legs. In order to have the luggage checked through in this situation, there must be a stopover time of at least two hours. We only...
Forum: Leica Saturday 5th October 2019, 10:38
Replies: 179
Views: 10,272
Posted By Swissboy
I fully agree with you. Nevertheless, there seem...

I fully agree with you. Nevertheless, there seem to be some limitations of what is possible. I had my Zeiss FL 10x42 along for the Batumi migration tour. When I had recently got it (bought used), in...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 4th October 2019, 14:09
Replies: 73
Views: 2,484
Posted By Swissboy
Laurie, you have obviously studied the details...

Laurie, you have obviously studied the details much better than I did, but from all of what I have seen, I can only fully concur with what you have mentioned.

One should always remember, however,...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 3rd October 2019, 20:44
Replies: 73
Views: 2,484
Posted By Swissboy
Laurie, I had to become over 77 before making it...

Laurie, I had to become over 77 before making it to Batumi! So I hope you still have lots of fine years to travel. I had been to Eilat twice in the past, much depends on the winds where the masses...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 3rd October 2019, 20:02
Replies: 73
Views: 2,484
Posted By Swissboy
We obviously simply lucked out. But on Sunday,...

We obviously simply lucked out. But on Sunday, our only major rainy day, my brother who was with me, also said that one should have at least 7 days available as there can easily be more than one...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 3rd October 2019, 19:41
Replies: 73
Views: 2,484
Posted By Swissboy
Yes it was truly phenomenal, actually all four...

Yes it was truly phenomenal, actually all four days we were at the two watchpoints. Sunday was rainy, that's when we visited the Chorokhi delta. The last day, 30 October was similar to Laurie's last...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 3rd October 2019, 19:29
Replies: 73
Views: 2,484
Posted By Swissboy
I'll continue here with my own part that involved...

I'll continue here with my own part that involved five days at Batumi from 26 Sept to 30 October. The shooting was most severe over the weekend.

The attached picture shows hunters at the beach of...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 24th September 2019, 09:13
Replies: 73
Views: 2,484
Posted By Swissboy
Sak road turnoff?

Laurie,

Thank you so much! Mighty helpful, indeed. Just one question, is the turn-off for the Sak road not on the right? Looks like that on Google Earth or Google Maps.

Just about finished with my...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 23rd September 2019, 21:49
Replies: 73
Views: 2,484
Posted By Swissboy
We have a Turkish Airlines flight directly to...

We have a Turkish Airlines flight directly to Batumi, but need to change planes at the Istanbul mega airport. Booking two separate flights instead of one with a stop-over reduces the price...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 23rd September 2019, 08:48
Replies: 73
Views: 2,484
Posted By Swissboy
Laurie, many thanks for your most informative...

Laurie, many thanks for your most informative update! Looks like it is definitely not worth it to try the easy version. We'll have a car, so that should facilitate things in a way. But not sure...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 22nd September 2019, 19:58
Replies: 24
Views: 1,826
Posted By Swissboy
Did some glare comparisons. There are conditions...

Did some glare comparisons. There are conditions where the old Victory I 10x40 does better than both x42 FLs. But the 8x32 FL had the edge under those same conditions. The conditions were looking...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 21st September 2019, 19:21
Replies: 73
Views: 2,484
Posted By Swissboy
Things look pretty bleak at this point. But for...

Things look pretty bleak at this point. But for the rest of your stay it should be fine. Do you plan to go to the other official watchpoint (Shuamta) as well? It is a bit farther off.

Hope you'll...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 21st September 2019, 17:33
Replies: 73
Views: 2,484
Posted By Swissboy
Also, the tail is too striped for a Steppe...

Also, the tail is too striped for a Steppe Buzzard.

Looking forward to try our skills ourselves beginning 26th. We'll arrive too late on the 25th to do much. So no chance to meet, unfortunately. I...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 20th September 2019, 18:55
Replies: 24
Views: 1,826
Posted By Swissboy
Happy non-red one!

Finally received my 10x42 FL without red coating. It does have Lotutec, however. So it's obvious that my irritation reported originally comes from that red coating. I wonder when Zeiss changed...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 16th September 2019, 14:21
Replies: 37
Views: 2,113
Posted By Swissboy
Very nice picture. Love those shadows!

Very nice picture. Love those shadows!
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 11th September 2019, 14:05
Replies: 73
Views: 2,484
Posted By Swissboy
We'll be at Batumi from the 25th to the first of...

We'll be at Batumi from the 25th to the first of October. Thus, I would love to get info in time about the Argo mountain alternative. We'll also go for the river area next to the airport, if we can...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 8th September 2019, 10:53
Replies: 100
Views: 6,300
Posted By Swissboy
o:Do:):t:

o:Do:):t:
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 2nd September 2019, 17:01
Replies: 3
Views: 1,213
Posted By Swissboy
The problem with such outsourced reports is that...

The problem with such outsourced reports is that they tend to disappear. just like this one now has. :eek!:
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 2nd September 2019, 16:28
Replies: 3
Views: 874
Posted By Swissboy
Thank you Damian, the info might come in handy if...

Thank you Damian, the info might come in handy if I really make it to Cyprus next year.
Forum: Zeiss Friday 30th August 2019, 22:15
Replies: 34
Views: 1,919
Posted By Swissboy
Also, those were the days when it was not so easy...

Also, those were the days when it was not so easy to be decently informed.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 14th August 2019, 21:32
Replies: 37
Views: 3,144
Posted By Swissboy
Thanks, that was definitely not obvious. But it...

Thanks, that was definitely not obvious. But it actually then allows to move about ten years at the time. And I did thus get all the way down to my birth date in 1942 within a reasonable time. Have...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 14th August 2019, 20:54
Replies: 13
Views: 1,133
Posted By Swissboy
B&H has more detailed specifications if...

B&H has more detailed specifications if interested:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/319406-USA/Nikon_7237_7x35_Action_EX_Extreme.html/specs
Forum: Leupold Wednesday 14th August 2019, 20:09
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By Swissboy
Unfortunately, there is sufficient glue that had...

Unfortunately, there is sufficient glue that had seeped into the cracks that the screw/bolt would not budge.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 14th August 2019, 20:03
Replies: 37
Views: 3,144
Posted By Swissboy
Thumbs down post #1

That question of the date of birth is a joke! I would have to go through so many years at 12 months each that I'm sure the system would stop before I get to my birthday. Ridiculous way of sabotage of...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 11th August 2019, 09:16
Replies: 5
Views: 946
Posted By Swissboy
If you look at the map for Europe: That black...

If you look at the map for Europe: That black blob is where Switzerland is. Just to make it clear where the money seems to be. 8-P

They were almost at my front door last week as I live near the...
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