While researching underwater camera housings for an upcoming project, I came across Mark Tipple’s work. He’s based in Sydney, and takes beautiful underwater photographs.
Take a look at his website for more of his images, work, and causes.
After towing the boat from Kansas City, MO to Seattle, WA, we spent a couple weeks sailing through the San Juan Islands up to Vancouver, BC. We shot some footage along the way.
Awesome HD video of this enormous trimaran slamming around the planet in just 45 days. It’s incredible to think they’re reaching speeds in excess of 70kmh. The shot of them blasting past a cruising catamaran somewhere at sea is awesome…
French yachtsmen Thierry Dubois, once rescued in the southern ocean after capsize (along with Tony Bullimore) in 1996, lives and sails a personal dream of mine – To build a yacht and sail the high latitudes of quietude and extremes.
The 20m wooden schooner ‘La Louise’, was custom built over five years in an old oyster shed in Brittany (one of the most beautiful places I’ve personally had the luck of sailing). It’s difficult to find many good photos, however here are a handful I’ve managed to dig up. More information can be found on the official website.
“Around 950 Long-finned Pilot Whales (Globicephala melaena) are killed annually, mainly during the summer. The hunts, called “grindadráp” in Faroese, are non-commercial and are organized on a community level; anyone can participate. The hunters first surround the pilot whales with a wide semicircle of boats. The boats then drive the pilot whales slowly into a bay or to the bottom of a fjord.”
After being driven to the point of being beached, the whales are pulled ashore with blunt gaffs, and “killed by cutting the dorsal area through to the spinal cord with a special whaling knife, a grindaknívur. Given the circumstances during a pilot whale hunt, the whaling knife is considered the safest and most effective equipment with which to kill the whales. The length it takes for a whale to die varies between a few seconds to a few minutes, with the average time being 30 seconds”
It’s extraordinary that such a progressive nation as Denmark, could be responsible for such irresponsible acts of slaughter. Learn more.
I’m introducing a new category called ‘Blog Check’ – Where we checkup on the blogs of sailors currently out exploring the world.
Currently enjoying the stories and photos from Claudia and Tassio – A Canadian/Brazilian duo.
Take a look at their blog & website here.
A new documentary about the wooden schooners of Nova Scotia is set to premiere on Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 12 Noon on CBC TV’s Land & Sea. The film was shot this past summer and includes scenes of the rebuilding of Bluenose II and the 50th anniversary of Nova Scotia Schooner Association race week.
With any luck, those of us outside of Canada might get to see a version of the documentary might get to see it on Vimeo sometime soon – I often think it sad that lots of small documentaries come out like this, are broadcast, and then shelved.
Using only balanced sails without the aid of self-steering, it took Yrvind 45 days to sail across the Atlantic in a very small boat.
I arrived in Martinique in perfect health happy in the knowledge that my age had not caused any problem, because being at sea is such a wonderful thing.
I hope to be as wild and old as Yrvind someday.