A quick day trip to Port Pirie in South Australia for a weekend of Motocross ended up being a very expensive outing for me.
I have several cameras including a very big, heavy superzoom just a year old, it let me down late last year by burning out a focus motor losing me hundreds of shots, after a free repair by the maker it's sat unused in the camera bag for four months. I decided to use it this time and took it as my sole large camera, after just 45 photos my offsider knocked over the billy spilling a cup of boiling water onto the camera. I picked it up rocking it side to side and a tablespoon of water poured from it's electronic packed interior…it no longer works. I'm not going to send it for repair, I wasn’t happy with it's earlier failure so I'll buy another camera (from another manufacturer) and cut my losses.
This left me with just my small automatic Panasonic, not a great camera by any means but…I still managed to take another 750 pics.
On the way home we stopped to find several Geocaches at one of which, somewhere, sometime I dropped my expensive Bolle sunglasses.
Without taking into account the fuel, food and tickets the day cost me a bit over twelve hundred dollars in losses… Ouch!