Monday, October 17, 2016
The Camera Bag Saga
I promised you the story of this camera bag for yesterday, but we ended up doing a wild road trip, so here it is today.
We had done most of the big loop around the various impoundments at Montezuma Saturday, when we decided to stop at the new viewing area near the Thruway. It is a great place to look out at some previously hard to see areas around the swamp.
There, unattended on the deck, was this nice Nikon camera bag. Alan peeked inside but didn't see any ID. We puzzled what to do. We didn't want to just leave it there to be stolen, but we didn't want to look like we were taking it either.
And yes, a guy who pulled up right after us said, "If they were dumb enough to leave it, they deserve whatever they get."
Since we didn't share his opinion, Becky found a phone number for the visitor center and Alan called them while I watched over the bag.
The nice lady at the center said to just bring it down and she would put it in the lost and found.
So we did.
Once there we turned it over and she searched the whole bag. Hidden deep inside were business cards for a photographer, whom she called right away.
The lady who owned the bag hadn't even realized yet that she had left it (with several lenses inside), at the refuge, but she sure was glad that she would be able to come back and pick it up.
And we were kinda glad that we saw it first.