This is NOT my gear. I have come to terms with the fact that I prefer not to carry a tripod and thus not to own a lens bigger than I am.
Me at my happiest, tooling around Flathead Lake, near Polson, Montana in my Hobie Mirage. The Hobie lets me pedal instead of paddle so that I'm free to take pictures. Every now and then I need to go into reverse--then the paddle comes in handy.
Here I am at Ninepipes National Wildlife Refuge near Ronan, Montana, one of my favorite places. Notice that I wear my camera, a Canon 7d with a 100-400 zoom lens. I've used the Cotton Carrier for years, it helps distribute the weight evenly.
Way to my left at the end of the lake is Glacier Park, another of my favorite places.