By 2008 we were becoming more seasoned as both adventurers (of the soft variety) and digital photographers. Added to our digital armoury over the next five years were smart phones and a more compact Fujifilm FX10. Even if we were not carrying your ‘real’ camera we usually had a smartphone in a pocket.
Our boating skills had advanced from regular instances of keeping others entertained as we were tumbled out of our dinghy by waves during our forays to shore, to sniggering as we watched other beginners doing exactly the same. But we were also starting to venture off the boat and undertake other adventures such as multi-day bike rides and hikes and even venture to foreign lands. Our scope for digital photography grew as did the scope of land based mishaps. We started to perfect the art of getting lost and Cliff found went from tumbling out of dinghy to tumbling off bikes. Both are not recommended when your camera is in hand.