For the cruise and the eclipse, I've been having fun getting a few gadgets for the trip. One that came yesterday were some pretty cool binoculars. These are Canon Image Stabilized binoculars, the 10 X 42 model. You press a button and the normally slightly jerky image you get from hand-holding the binocs becomes smooth and stable. Here's a link:
I tried them out last night - they will be great for the eclipse.
19 days to go!