The other day I visited The Garage Sale store for the first time since it changed hands and name. The new owner, Helen, is working closely with Ralph, who’s retiring. It looks like it’ll continue to be one of the best little second hand stores I’ve ever encountered (see Museum of Lost Desires). It now goes by the name: What’s In Store.
As always, we found several things we needed, and a few we wanted. My favorite find: a pair of binocular glasses!
I assume these were originally designed for watching live sporting events, when one might want to see closer up over an extended period of time. For us, these will be perfect for whale watching. They’ll make it easy for scanning the water to track long dives. It’s not as if there’s any real burden to scanning with regular binoculars, but these will still be very convenient. They might also prove useful for hunting.
They’re very odd to use. We generally use binoculars in the 7X30-50 range (ideal for nautical use) or above. These are 2.8X28, so the view becomes a round “window” dead center between your eyes. It gives one the impression of being a cyclops!