Side Effect saves the day
Today I received an unexpected invitation to go for a boat ride; the only catch was that I had to be at the launch site in half an hour! The pre-Tom-Bihn-me would have said "No, thank-you, I just don't have time to get ready". The new me said "Are you kidding me?!? I'll be right there!". I don't get out on the salt chuck nearly as much as I used to, so was thrilled at the opportunity.
I grabbed my new Side Effect out of my Little Swift, knowing that my wallet & a minimal EDC were tethered inside. I decided to take along my cell phone, but removed my iPod and left it behind. I grabbed some sunscreen, a waterproof point-&-shoot camera, a hat, and my PFD, and took off down to the boat launch.
There was no time to pack one of my larger bags, or even to go rooting through my "bag of TB straps" to find a set of waist straps for the Side Effect, so I had to wear it cross-body under my PFD. That worked out well, even when climbing in and out of the boat, wading through water, etc. The two-hour trip turned into five hours, just because it was such a beautiful day out there and no-one wanted to come back in. We did some fishing and visited an island.
I'm very thankful to TB & crew once again for their wonderful products. Without the faith that I have in their design & construction, and without the organization they've given me, I would have missed out on this beautiful day. Here are some pictures...
Aubergine/Wasabi Side Effect
Side Effect on the island
Pathway on the island
View from the island
In my Side Effect: Pentax Optio W20 waterproof camera, cell phone, sunscreen, pen, aubergine Clear Organizer Wallet, mini UV dyneema Clear Organizer pouch (contained pocket knife, Tylenol, band-aids, emergency money).