Friday, July 12, 2013

Last Minute Travel Tips

(A series of posts leading up to/including The Nocturnes Photo Tour in the West of Ireland, July 15-25, 2013; with a personal Genealogical Research Extension, in and around Ballina, July 25-29)

Well, here we are on the "weekend-eve" of our little trek to Ireland! Hope you all are sufficiently excited!

Here, also are some last minute items to note - one I just discovered - the other a forecast of note, weather-wise . . .
I've included this weather forecast from The Weather Channel (see graphic) for our first 5 days in Ireland. I checked out a number of sources - forecasts vary widely (91 degrees Fahrenheit on Thurs 7/18 - well, maybe . . .) Note the high temps, generally mild conditions, and lack of rain! Remember, tho' - all forecasts are subject to rapid change as the hours unroll!

And this, from the TSA Web site:

Tips For Safe Travel with Batteries
"Keep batteries and equipment with you, or in carry-on baggage - not in your checked baggage! In the cabin, flight crew can better monitor conditions, and have access to the batteries or device if a fire does occur."
(There are other points to consider on this page and subsequent links)

This one is news to me, but just to fall in on the safe side, in might not be bad idea to pack batteries with your camera gear in Carry-On. Perhaps it will mean a little bit more time at security check, but who knows what might await you when you pick up your checked bag!

From The [not so] Daily Nocturne

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