My holiday

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Firstly,

Thank you all so much for the amazing response to my blog about Toby and the electric fence, I really loved reading some of your stories. I have been away for the best part of three weeks so I’ve been blogless, but I’ll hope to make up for it this week with two.
 
First one then – you may have read in an earlier blog that I bought the Z33WP Waterproof Camera from Fuji – well I got to really test it on holiday this year and as I said before – It’s just amazing!!  I’ve posted a short movie clip of one of my snorkelling adventures, and a few still shots at the end (at the bottom of the blog).


I bought it as a family camera and it went down a treat with the kids who filled a whole SD card filming ”The best dive or bomb-into-the-pool competition”. Needless to say I won the competition hands down with a spectacular pool-emptying effort that scored maximum points with the judges and a big fat zero from Mrs F who had to dry her book out before she could begin reading it again – Oops! And no the effort wasn’t caught on camera because my son was laughing so much – shame!
 
What was caught on camera were fish and anemones, shot in the crystal waters off Menorca – I first snorkelled there when I was about 12 years old and it’s been a holiday must-do ever since.

I hope you enjoy the clip. Please bear in mind that I had to heavily compress the file for the web, but the original quality is stunning, but you’ll get a good idea.
 
Toby was in the wars whilst we were away but I’ll fill you in with more details later this week. In the meantime I’d love to hear from any of you who also love to snorkel!

Dale x 

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6 Comments

  1. Marg August 18, 2009 at 4:40 pm -  Reply

    You look as if you have had a wonderful holiday Dale,thankyou so much for sharing your beautiful undersea world with us,it looks irrisistable.Hope the family all enjoyed the break,you seem such a happy complete unit,the best days of your lives together,
    Best wishes, Marg.

  2. mrs shotton August 19, 2009 at 4:08 pm -  Reply

    Dale which part of Menorca do you stay at, it’s our favourite place to visit, we have been going there since our two son’s were little, the’re grown up now but we still go, we due to go there in three week’s time and i can’t wait, we stay in a small placed called sa caleta, just a twenty minute walk from the old capital cuitadela were we go and had a lovely stroll along the harbour most evenings.

  3. Granny Mo August 19, 2009 at 6:09 pm -  Reply

    Dale its where I live for most of the summer and my husband dives with S’Algar diving centre. Do you just snorkel or have you tried a try-a-dive? He’s been diving for over 40 years now so takes it a bit easier—– he just loves sitting on the bottom of the sea taking photos with –guess what?—a QVC camera and then printing the photos with his QVC printer!!!!! And yes my parcels are collected from the local bank in San Clemente very regularly. Best wishes Granny Mo

  4. sandi baxter August 19, 2009 at 9:43 pm -  Reply

    HI DALE,NICE YOU ENJOYED URE HOILIDAY, MY CARRIBEAN HOL CANCELLED THIS YEAR DUE TO MY ILL HEALTH….ON THE MEND AND JUST BACK TO WORK SO WILL DEFO GO NEXT YEAR….URE CAMERA TOOK GOOD PICS AND THAT VIDEO UN DER THE WATER WAS GR8…..I MUST LOOK OUT FOR THAT NXT TIME IT IS BACK ON EASY PAY….THANX FOR SHOWING US THAT CLIP…..SANDI

  5. Alexander Paice August 24, 2009 at 1:32 am -  Reply

    Hi Dale, we were lucky enough to go snorkelling in the red sea, it was absoultely amazing! Thank you for the clip the pictures are stunning! We were wondering if you would be so kind as to send us a Photo of you? We love watching you on QVC, you always manage to put a smile on our face.
    Best Wishes! Alex

  6. Dale Franklin August 31, 2009 at 9:54 pm -  Reply

    Thanks for your great comments, as always. Thank you Marg we all had a wonderful time together. Mrs Shotton and Granny Mo – I always stay in Binibeca in the South East of the Island quite close to S’Algar. I’ve been going there on and off for over 40 years – so I know the Island pretty well. Sandi, I’m sorry to hear you missed your holiday – better luck next year and get well soon ! Finally, Alex please either drop me a line at QVC, Marco Polo House, etc or give your details to the Web Master and I’ll happily send you a signed photo. Many thanks to you all again Dale.

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