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Saturday, 19 November 2011

Early Christmas gift.

Took a trip to the Pietermaritzburg this morning and went to the Midlands Liberty Mall. Two of my favourite places there are Exclusive Books and Cape Union Mart. Gave Exclusive Books a miss as I have already bought three books this month, but went into Cape Union Mart after my more serious business was completed. Cape Union Mart is a outdoor man's paradise, anything you want for hiking, camping and outdoor activities, hiking boots, tents, rain gear, etc.. This is the sort of place with lots of goodies you really don't need but just must have.

All I really wanted to buy is a cap with a flap at the back to keep the sun off my neck while I'm fishing. Bought the cap and on the way out saw a pair of pocket sized binoculars for R199. Stood and hummed and hawed as to whether I should buy them and then decided I would. Got to the till and when the cashier scanned the bar code the price came up R125, (about $15.60 US). The binoculars were on a special promotion for one day only.

Binoculars and new cap. (8 X 21 magnification) that's what's written on the binoculars so I suppose that's what it means. I'm not the worlds most technical person.

View of the binoculars. Tested the binoculars this afternoon when the dogs forced me to go fishing. For the price they are quite amazing.

The carry pouch which threads onto your belt.

Binoculars folded up, measures  9 X 6 cm, (about 2 1/2 X 4 inches) fits nicely in the top shirt pocket.


Manta said...

Nice presents!

Gorges Smythe said...

I've got a pair about that size, They're not great, but they're good.

Desiree said...

So glad you spoilt yourself and I'd even go as far as saying I think you were meant to have those binoculars! I also love Cape Union Mart!

Jo said...

Hi Phil, you saying you bought three books made me think oof the large library I've built up in Kenya in only ten months! Now I wonder where we got our love for reading, mmm? I like those binos, especially the size. I gave mine like that away when I left West Africa in 2006 as I have a pair of Zwarovskis especially for birding. The word varification on your post today is "flytor" Quite appropriate, I'd say! Are you on holiday yet? Love and blessings, Jo