Carrying good glass is nice but there's no point if you can't use it to its full potential. Most people can't or won't on a road trip like this. A good smart phone like a high end iPhone or Pixel 2 will give you 80+% of what a dSLR will give you on shooting under conditions like this trip. The nicety of having glass on a trip like this is an adjustable zoom and f-stop but honestly I assumed the pics in this report were shot on a smartphone. Not a SLR. I used to carry my dSLR everywhere for years until I got tired of hauling it around, worried about damaging it or getting it stolen and then at some point realized just that, I can get 80% of the quality from my smart phone and save all that space and hassle? Perfect. Especially when I'm on the road and want something quick to whip out and grab a pic and carry on or out socializing or walking around town. If i'm in the creative mood or need the capability like night shooting, long exposures or fast action etc then I'll drag the dSLR out with me. That being said, I enjoyed your RR. Its easy for people to sit in a chair and say we'd do it like this or like that etc but most have never gone and actually done a long trip. The Labrador trip is on my list and I'm hoping in a year or maybe two. I am curious what you were using for a drone? You seem to like expensive thing so I'm guessing a MP2 or something?