So a couple of weeks ago I was in London watching Fulham in the League. Now I’m in London again watching Fulham in the Europa League. Only this time I’m in a hotel in Gatwick Airport waiting to catch a flight to Marrakech.

This is the 2nd time I’ve stayed at the Yotel; the first when I returned from Turkey a couple of years ago. My fight out is at stupid o’clock in the morning which has resulted in my need to fly out the night before. Facing a choice of a night in the departure lounge or an airport hotel for the evening it was quite a simple choice.

I’m actually terrified of missing my flight. I’ve a horrible feeling that I’ll do something stupid like roll over and go back to sleep when the time comes. Staying up is out of the question as it is all go once I get to Morocco. I’ve set three alarms on my iPhone and I’ll set another on the computer. Chances are I’ll be wide awake having been unable to sleep anyway – ironically through fear of not waking up!

So what I’m doing in Morocco is participating in a photography retreat run by Creative Escapes. Hopefully I’ll learn a lot whilst I’m out there and get some really great shots. I’ve lot a bit of interest in photography recently. After having such varied environments in the USA, shooting in Guernsey has just not been the same. So hopefully this should rekindle those fires.

I’m taking my G10 with me, the camera that I took across to America. This time though it is my backup camera. My camera of choice is the Panasonic GF1, together with three lenses a 20mm prime, a 14-45mm and a 45-200mm. It will be interesting to see how it fits in with he course. The course itself recommends bringing an SLR. The GF1 is a micro four thirds camera. In terms of usage they will be identical. But my camera and lenses is a far more compact package – which is nice when walking around.

I’ll be writing about the experience when I get the chance. I don’t know if I’ll be able to get a wireless connection, so updates may not be regular.

Next stop Morocco!

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