Once upon a time, in a land far far away (Cranston, Rhode Island) there was a magical place full of green treasures. These spectacular vision-enhancing devices (binoculars and scopes) were the envy of all who came to search for them.
Only a small group of birder-bloggers survived the grueling trek to make it into the Great Swarovski Dragon lair. Corey from 10,000 Birds, Sharon the Birdchick, Julie Zickefoose, Ben from 600 Birds, John the Born Again Bird Watcher, and Helena from Adventures of Bird Girl along with yours truly, were the last ones standing in our quest.
When we arrived in the lair of optics awaiting repairs, we attempted to distract Gatekeeper Gail, to no avail.
The land of optics is not for the faint-hearted but the visit was well worth it. The Swarovskians are a great people and showed it with their superb hospitality and high-quality optics.
Coming soon if I can ever get done sifting through photos: digiscoping on the cape of Massachusetts!