Video diary: Mexico to the Marquesas

We kept a sporadic video diary on our passage from Mexico to the Marquesas (early March departure 2012). We used a few different cameras and had some issues with our GoPro housing (our fault). I had to increase the volume on those videos which also increased the annoying popping sounds when we move our fingers on the camera. Amateur video, amateur video processing, etc.

Still, warts and all, we enjoyed watching this again last night. For those of you with an interest in bluewater sailing or friends and family with an interest in the weird way that our lives have taken a left turn, I think you will find in these videos a glimpse of what it was like for us to make an ocean passage.

The video is long (more than 30 minutes) so if you want to watch it, give yourself some time, make some popcorn, and ride along with us for 26 days.

10 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for making this video! You guys rock.

    -Erick
    www.thequestforwindandwaves.com

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  2. That was great!

    Thanks for letting me ride along with you and experience the trip vicariously...

    bob
    s/v Eolian
    Seattle

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  3. What a fantastic video! Thanks for sharing it. Wish you could have included some footage of the fish you caught! :)

    Matt
    s/v Raven
    Seattle

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  4. wow, loved the shot that made it look like you were at the end of the earth, it was rounded, and ending with a rainbow!

    Love, mom

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  5. So awesome you guys. I miss hanging out with you!

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  6. That was frickin amazing. I love you guys.

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  7. I am not unknown, I just do not properly know how to post. This is Heather from Heather and Ryan. xoxo

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  8. I really enjoyed watching this. Loved the dolphins and the milestone celebration footage.

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  9. We thoroughly enjoyed watching this (with snacks & drinks as suggested). Thanks for recording and posting it. Long passages seem to have endless variety, and it was great to see/hear the specifics of your experiences. When you say the journey was good, but hard, could you write a little bit about what was hard? Emotionally? (discouraged by lack of wind? isolation? fear?) Physically? (Sleep deprivation?) We'd love to hear more on that if you're willing to share. Thanks!

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  10. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

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