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Old 16-08-2010, 03:12   #1
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Video: Island Sailing Adventure

This is an amateur video my sons and I made of a camping trip to an island off Wilson's Promontory, Victoria, Australia in January this year, in a 40 year old Hartley TS16, the original trailer-sailer design.
We only had the main up as it was gusting up to about 20 knots but she still got her skirts up and ran with it.

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Old 16-08-2010, 03:43   #2
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That's pretty good. So few dads actually get to do something like that.

Tell us about the video camera headgear. It seems to work well.
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Old 16-08-2010, 03:55   #3
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Thanks Vic, the video was shot with a GoPro helmet cam, which my older son uses for his BMX tricks (hence the fisheye effect, which they like)
The wobbly mast and bendy shrouds effect worried me at first, but I got used to it.
It can be set to shoot continuous video, intermittent stills or both simultaneously.
Stills were standard Pentax Optio 6MP digital

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PS I'm not sure why there are two click-on video frames in my thread starter. I'm sure watching it once is enough for most people (not for me though!)
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Good Stuff

I'm jealous.
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well done !that looked great i bet you had a ball taking your sons on your little adventure as virtual vagabond said so few dads do this kind of thing any more which is a shame ,i enjoyed doing this kind of thing with my kids too cheers andy
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Thanks guys, I really enjoyed that, especially all the wildlife shots. What was that peering from underneath the rocks at 4:05?
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The bird with the egg under the rock is a Short-Tailed Shearwater, known in Australia as a mutton-bird. They migrate from the Aleutian islands down the coast of California to Australia each year. The were widely eaten by sealers and whalers in the early days of settlement of Victoria, hence the nickname.

The have a curious habit of crashing into bushes when coming into land at night, then tumbling to the ground. I suspect that is how the one we saved got it's leg caught. While I was sleeping on the boat (the boys slept in the tent) I was woken by several flying into the mast and crashing down onto the cabin roof.

If you're interested here is a Wikipaedia link:
Short-tailed Shearwater - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Thanks for sharing. What a great experience.
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