When we got home I Googled the error message and the first few pages I looked at said the camera would have to be sent away and the repairs would probably cost more than buying a new camera:( Then I looked at this page which has a list of about 7 things you can try (which won't damage your camera) to unstick the zoom and the 1st one on the list worked:) I know a lot of people have digital cameras these days and if you go to the beach at all you're likely to get a grain of sand in the zoom and have the same problem. I've bookmarked this page should it happen to me again.
I have a confession to make ... I'm a very bad Dog Mum:( It was Beryl's 1st Gotcha Day on Tuesday and I didn't tell anybody. We were going to go to the beach to celebrate but it was a lousy day, wet and miserable so she had a special breakfast and extra treats and cuddles and I hopefully made up for it by taking the kids to the beach on Wednesday!
This is what the kids spent most of Tuesday doing
|Frankie is under the green jacket!|
|First time cuddled up for the year:)|
|No beach to play on here!|
And the kids had a lot of fun exploring a new place and tearing up and down sand dunes and hills
|Beryl is there in the middle of the photo, no zoom now!|
|Beryl at the top of the pine plantation|
|Lots of sand!|
|And native tussock grasses|
|The sign near where I park my car.|
I expected all that tearing around the dunes for a good hour would have laid them both out for about 12 hours but after a couple of hours rest they were both pestering me for another walk!! I think I've created a couple of monsters, lol!