From: Graham Harrison on

"C J Campbell" <christophercampbellremovethis(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:2010011010130916807-christophercampbellremovethis(a)hotmailcom...
> On 2010-01-06 10:43:48 -0800, "Graham Harrison"
> <edward.harrison1(a)remove.btinternet.com> said:
>
>> Let's be pessimistic for a moment and assume that the security situation
>> worsens and we're restricted in the way that Canada/US flights have been
>> recently (e.g. no hand baggage to all intents and purposes). What to do
>> with the camera then?
>
> Certainly no problems with carryon on domestic flights in the US. I just
> took my backpack full of camera gear down to Atlanta and back. My wife
> took her normal carryon bag filled with GPS and miscellaneous stuff.
>
> Perhaps you were misinformed?
>
>>
>> Well, I could leave it behind and take a P and S. Not ideal.
>>
>> How about buying a Pelli type case to protect it? Question then is do I
>> check it in or send it ahead by courier? And, what to do about
>> insurance - I guess I'd have to go to a broker because I suspect standard
>> insurance would not be sufficient.
>>
>> Has anyone got and suggestions or experiences to share?
>
> If I have to ship, I use FedEx and cardboard boxes. My insurance covers
> any shipping losses, although I have never lost anything.
>
> --
> Waddling Eagle
> World Famous Flight Instructor
>

Now you mention it, some time ago I had to send a body for repair. It went
both ways through the mail in cardboard boxes. Hmm, maybe I'm making a
mountain out of a molehill.

From: mike on
In article <7p6dnUh5Lu2nZ9TWnZ2dnUVZ8tydnZ2d(a)bt.com>, edward.harrison1
@remove.btinternet.com says...
>
> "Jürgen Exner" <jurgenex(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:oeqjk5tk90hb4flqr0p7j867mfghpgjbsq(a)4ax.com...
> > "Graham Harrison" <edward.harrison1(a)remove.btinternet.com> wrote:
> >>Put yourself in a situation where you are banned from taking your camera
> >>with lenses into the cabin with no exceptions. What do you do then?
> >
> > Take the train.
> >
> > jue
>
> From the UK to Chile? :-)
>
So you would also need to book a ferry across the Bering Strait...
From: C J Campbell on
On 2010-01-10 14:56:37 -0800, mike <m.fee(a)irl.cri.replacethiswithnz> said:

> In article <7p6dnUh5Lu2nZ9TWnZ2dnUVZ8tydnZ2d(a)bt.com>, edward.harrison1
> @remove.btinternet.com says...
>>
>> "J�rgen Exner" <jurgenex(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:oeqjk5tk90hb4flqr0p7j867mfghpgjbsq(a)4ax.com...
>>> "Graham Harrison" <edward.harrison1(a)remove.btinternet.com> wrote:
>>>> Put yourself in a situation where you are banned from taking your camer
> a
>>>> with lenses into the cabin with no exceptions. What do you do then?
>>>
>>> Take the train.
>>>
>>> jue
>>
>> From the UK to Chile? :-)
>>
> So you would also need to book a ferry across the Bering Strait...

There's a ferry??
--
Waddling Eagle
World Famous Flight Instructor

From: J�rgen Exner on
C J Campbell <christophercampbellremovethis(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
>On 2010-01-10 14:56:37 -0800, mike <m.fee(a)irl.cri.replacethiswithnz> said:
>
>> In article <7p6dnUh5Lu2nZ9TWnZ2dnUVZ8tydnZ2d(a)bt.com>, edward.harrison1
>> @remove.btinternet.com says...
>>>
>>> "J�rgen Exner" <jurgenex(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:oeqjk5tk90hb4flqr0p7j867mfghpgjbsq(a)4ax.com...
>>>> "Graham Harrison" <edward.harrison1(a)remove.btinternet.com> wrote:
>>>>> Put yourself in a situation where you are banned from taking your camer
>> a
>>>>> with lenses into the cabin with no exceptions. What do you do then?
>>>>
>>>> Take the train.
>>>
>>> From the UK to Chile? :-)
>>>
>> So you would also need to book a ferry across the Bering Strait...
>
>There's a ferry??

Well, in some way kind a sort of. But I have to admit that boarding is
somewhat awkward.
First you have to take the train back from Wladiwostok to Southampton,
then board the RMS Queen Mary 2 to New York, then take the train to the
west coast of North America, then board the Alaska Marine Highway which
finally will take you to the other side of the Bering Strait.
So yes, it can be done, but you will need almost as long as Mr. Phileas
Fogg.

jue
From: Graham Harrison on

"J�rgen Exner" <jurgenex(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:9hnnk5d5dr223miu8khktba985cvv0shro(a)4ax.com...
>C J Campbell <christophercampbellremovethis(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
>>On 2010-01-10 14:56:37 -0800, mike <m.fee(a)irl.cri.replacethiswithnz> said:
>>
>>> In article <7p6dnUh5Lu2nZ9TWnZ2dnUVZ8tydnZ2d(a)bt.com>, edward.harrison1
>>> @remove.btinternet.com says...
>>>>
>>>> "J�rgen Exner" <jurgenex(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:oeqjk5tk90hb4flqr0p7j867mfghpgjbsq(a)4ax.com...
>>>>> "Graham Harrison" <edward.harrison1(a)remove.btinternet.com> wrote:
>>>>>> Put yourself in a situation where you are banned from taking your
>>>>>> camer
>>> a
>>>>>> with lenses into the cabin with no exceptions. What do you do then?
>>>>>
>>>>> Take the train.
>>>>
>>>> From the UK to Chile? :-)
>>>>
>>> So you would also need to book a ferry across the Bering Strait...
>>
>>There's a ferry??
>
> Well, in some way kind a sort of. But I have to admit that boarding is
> somewhat awkward.
> First you have to take the train back from Wladiwostok to Southampton,
> then board the RMS Queen Mary 2 to New York, then take the train to the
> west coast of North America, then board the Alaska Marine Highway which
> finally will take you to the other side of the Bering Strait.
> So yes, it can be done, but you will need almost as long as Mr. Phileas
> Fogg.
>
> jue

So, going back to my planned journey I start from the UK (actually about 50
miles from Southampton) travel out to the far east of Russia, come back to
the UK, get a ship (probably Cunard) across the Atlantic, train across the
USA to Bellingham, Alaska Marine Highway (at least one, maybe 2 changes)
which will get me down the Aleutians. Then return to Bellingham, take the
Coast Starlight etc to San Diego, buses through Central America to the
Darien Gap. Happily there are boats (if not ferries) round the gap so I
don't have to come back to Europe again and do more buses down the west
coast of South America.

How about I just find a cargo vessel from Europe to South America (doesn't
really matter where) and then find my way overland from wherever it leaves
me?

:-)