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    How to Clean the Bottom of a Sailboat Underwater! (Tips from the Pros #4 /Patrick Childress #54)

    December 9, 2019

    your boat doesn’t have to come out of
    the water looking like this on sailboat ‘Brick House’ we’ll show you how we clean
    our bottom and then we’ll go to Hank Schmitt from Offshore Passage Opportunities to give his tips from the pros number four how to keep your bottom
    clean. Hello I’m Patrick Childress in over twelve years of living on our
    sailboat Brick house Rebecca and I have never found a bottom paint that does
    what it’s supposed to do what the advertising says that it will do
    we’ve always ended up having to scrub the bottom much sooner than ever expected so we
    normally use a hookah and up here we’ll put a link to video number 12 which
    shows how we use the hookah for scrubbing the bottom especially after
    we’ve been sitting for several months in one harbor and the marine growth really
    does accumulate and at the end of this video will show you some underwater
    scenes from that video but Hank Schmitt from offshore passage opportunities has
    a very good system for using a scuba tank which you don’t have to strap to
    your back and be so encumbered under the water so he’s going to show us how to
    start with scrubbing the waterline and then go deeper using the scuba tank and
    not wear it into the water okay so we’re getting set up to go ahead and clean the
    bottom of the boat I’ve been cleaning bottoms for about the last 25 or 30 years
    and at first we’d set up like most divers with a BC jacket and and
    regulator and all the weight belts and everything but I found it was much
    easier just to have a tank and a long 25-30 foot hose which I’ll set up right
    here in the middle of the boat and if you have a dinghy you could also put it
    in your dinghy but this keeps you from having to get a BC jacket and the weight
    belt when it’s time to clean your bottom and you’ll see how we can actually clean
    most of the bottom and we’ll demonstrate that in a little bit just by
    having the tank set up in the middle of the boat. we open it up so it’s
    ready for us we all the way open and back a little bit and I’ll just leave it
    right here in the middle I’ll go ahead and get set up to enter the water and as
    you’ll see I can clean most of the boat without having to use the tank and I
    just have that ready for me when I need it so I’ll go in the water and it’s all
    set to go when I need that for cleaning the prop for the bottom of the keel
    maybe the bottom of the rudder we’re gonna go ahead and get in the water now
    and we’ll show you how you can clean your boat pretty much about as big as
    forty forty five feet without using a tank if you didn’t have a tank if you
    weren’t certified but of course having a tank makes it certainly easier for
    cleaning off your prop or the bottom of your keel but really to clean the bottom of your boat
    the water isn’t that cold you don’t need a wetsuit or anything you just need a
    few things so we’re gonna go in with our swim fins
    a scraper of course for getting any barnacles or anything if you have
    barnacles on the bottom of your boat or anything then you really should you just
    be hauling the boat out and painting it a diver is not to keep from having to
    paint your boat once a year or once every two years for scrubbies they’re
    actually three different grades of scrubby’s one is like a sponge almost
    and that’s when you’re racing or you keep it clean a lot then the red want a
    little bit more abrasive and then you might be familiar with the black ones
    which are really for cleaning your barbeque grill and if you have to use a
    black one again I would usually just tell the owner of the boat save the
    money that I would charge you for diving and putting it towards a short haul so
    you shouldn’t have to be taking barnacles off the bottom of your boat if
    you have barnacles on the bottom you vote you need to paint but I know our
    bottom is not that bad so I’ll be able to use the lightest grade scrubby you
    can you don’t want to use anything more abrasive because then you’re taking the
    bottom paint off and again bottom paint as you know is very expensive 250 to 400
    dollars a gallon so the idea isn’t to put it on and then scrape it all off so
    again you want to use the the lightest scrub you can also very important are
    the suction cups because again imagine you’re in the water and as you’re
    cleaning the boat you’re pushing yourself away so they sell these at your
    marine supply stores also any glazier windows they also have suction cups for
    moving big pieces of glass so you want suction cups I put a line on there so I
    don’t lose that and then I’ll just have the scrubby on the other side I do use
    gloves again for barnacles you don’t want to scrape your hands if it’s really
    cold water you’d want to use a wetsuit but it’s not too cold today so just swim
    fins again if you want you can use booties my booties are more worn out
    than my gloves so I don’t use booties anymore and up here where the water’s
    dirtier I do like to put on a hoodie as well with a mask just any any mask I
    don’t use the snorkel at all because again I’m gonna be holding my breath
    cleaning the bottom of the boat and coming back up and you’ll see that
    demonstration in a little bit so again you don’t need a lot of a lot of tooling
    a minute ago you saw we set up our tank so we don’t have to worry about a BC a
    buoyancy control jacket or a weight belt even you’ll have enough with the suction
    cups to be able to take care of that so you’ll eliminate a lot of gear a lot of
    maintenance without the BC jacket so just a tank, a tank and long hose in the middle of
    the boat or you keep it your dinghy in the middle of the boat and I’ll just
    need that really for cleaning anything off the prop or the bottom of the keel
    so with that we’ll get suited up and see you in the water
    okay so I’m all suited up with my stickems – my suction cups…and hopefully I’ll get
    away with just my sponge type and I leave my other scrubby and my my putty
    knife near me so I could reach it when I’m in the water so just go in make sure
    you hold your mask okay we are in the water I generally
    like to start at the bow you see just okay so you could see the contrast where
    it was already cleaned and where it’s not and basically it’s my suction cups
    in one hand and I’m right-handed so I have this scrubby in the other and I’m
    just doing wipe wipe I hold my breath as I go down get to the middle of the
    bottom of the boat then work my way up the other side and I just continue that
    and that way I can do probably 90% of the boat without the having to use the
    tank or the regulator so it saves you from using a lot of air so when I was
    commercial diving I could do eight or ten bottoms with one tank so I wouldn’t have
    to make as many runs to do it and again if you’re out cruising around you don’t
    have to go and get your bottle filled as often. They do sell smaller pony bottles
    which you could probably do the whole boat bottom with just a small five or
    ten-minute pony bottle because again you only need it for your keel and for
    your your running gear your prop and your shaft if you have any barnacles
    there so it’s really just hold my breath wipe wipe….. and i come up again…work on down, more wipe wipe I don’t even have to hold my breath on
    the top. And I head back down. And i just keep going, all the way around. Probably once every 2 month if you’re not racing if you are racing then you
    might want to do it before each race. Very simple.
    okay so I’ve cleaned 80% – 90% of the bottom I have my regulator set up
    25-foot hose connected to the tank on deck. It could be on your Dinghy I just pull the
    hose down now because I’m ready to clean the bottom of the keel then I’ll get the
    putty knife and I’ll go ahead and clean the the strut, the prop, and the
    shaft and then we’re all done so I only need this for the last part of the last
    part of the cleaning the bottom. Thank You Hank I hope this video was
    worthwhile for you if it was please give it a thumbs up and also click on the
    subscribe button if you haven’t already also there is a link to the tip jar in
    the video description if you don’t mind helping out in that
    direction now here’s some of those scenes from when we were anchored for
    three months in Sri Lanka (cleaning the hull, cleaning the chain, cleaning the prop on the bottom of our sailboat Brick House) Propspeed from Oceanmax worked great for 2 years, so it made cleaning our bottom a lot easier than before. After 2 years, we are applying it again (hauled out now for Coppercoat, Propspeed and more)

    What if a sailboat HITS A WHALE or a Whale Strikes a boat? (PC Sailing #53/ Tips from the Pros #3)
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    What if a sailboat HITS A WHALE or a Whale Strikes a boat? (PC Sailing #53/ Tips from the Pros #3)

    December 8, 2019

    hello I’m Patrick Childress this is
    third in the series tips from the pros and in just a minute we’ll get with Hank
    Schmitt from offshore passage opportunities and see how he dealt with
    his whale strike the whale strike that you saw at the beginning of this video
    happened to my wife Rebecca and I while we’re sailing on our sailboat Brickhouse
    off the coast of Madagascar fortunately it was a small whale and it was a
    glancing blow so I’m sure he went away and very well unharmed
    there have been sea survival stories though about whales sinking sailboats and
    two of those books happened in the Pacific west of Panama and those people
    had to take to the life raft and spent months drifting around on the ocean
    until they were rescued in one book definitely the whale was out to sink the
    boat the other situation it’s questionable so it’s rare it seems like
    but it does happen and whale strikes can be a problem the second time I’ve had a
    Whale strike was when I was delivering a swan 48 from Bermuda to Rhode Island and
    we were well out of the ocean deep water and into about 200 feet of water coming
    up on the banks off the coast of Rhode Island and that’s when on this pleasant
    day full main sail full jib were sailing along and all of a sudden the boat just
    sort of lurched forward as though the keel was digging into a mud Bank and we
    came to a stop sails were full you look over the side no water is moving past
    the boat that was the strangest thing and then all of a sudden the boat
    lurched again and the bow picked up and we started sailing and getting speed on
    one croute happened to be watching behind the boat and did see a whale come
    up and then disappear so these things do happen fortunately it isn’t always a
    catastrophe like that sea survival stories but it is something to be
    concerned about there is a possibility of maybe operating the stereo or running
    some kind of acoustics to let whales know that you’re coming you think that
    they have great senses but somehow sailboats do sneak up on them
    so let’s get with Hank and see how he dealt with his whale encounter hello I’m
    Hank Smith captain of the Swan 48 avocation we’re here in beautiful
    Huntington Long Island but six weeks ago coming back from Bermuda we were in
    between Bermuda closer to New Jersey and we actually had our first whale strike
    at night we knew it was a whale because when we did hit we did fall forward but
    it wasn’t like hitting a container or a log where you just stopped instantly and
    after we got up took a look at by the time we said what was that I just looked
    over my shoulder and there we saw the whale so of course whale strike first
    thing you want to do is check and make sure you’re not taking any water on
    checking keel vaults and through holes for your transducers so that’s something
    we’ll do in a few minutes another thing that you might want to do is also check
    underneath to see what the bottom looks like because as you’ll see we didn’t
    have any damage down below but you still want to go down below and check and see
    if there’s any damage to the keel or the forward part of the boat we were not
    worried we knew we weren’t sinking we also want to go in the water and take a
    look and while we’re doing that we’re also going to take a look at the bottom
    of the boat but first we’ll go below and take a look where the keel boats are and
    the transducers that you would want to take a look at first and we get on our
    trusty tool to get our access we want to check our keel pulse transducers to get
    anything out of the way on Salons we have the suction cup to open up the
    floorboards to our through bolts right here or bilge pump we would see any
    water that might be coming in from another compartment but as we can see of
    course it’s dry here so that’s very good keel is nice and secure so your bilge
    and your kill bolts right here you have access to the center of the boat your
    kill bolts of course is what you attach your keel to so if you did have any
    damage from hitting something you would see some cracking or some
    looseness hopefully not any water ingress but everything certainly super
    tight here no issues at all other places where you would look for ingress would
    be the transducers for both your depth sounder and your speedo because they
    protrude a little bit and certainly hitting a whale or any
    object could open up a place for water to come in and then after that it might
    be thruhulls that you check it well but the big thing is just to see if you
    have any water coming back from any part of the boat so then you can get an idea
    if water is coming in which direction after 250,000 miles we had our first
    whale strike eventually things catch up to you so it was very still so very cold
    up in New York so we waited till we returned to Bermuda to go ahead and
    check of course we were very wondering what things look like below so we’re
    gonna jump in the water and take a look and see see you at the bottom looks like Thank You Hank for all that great
    information the two books that I referred to at the beginning of this
    video are survive the savage sea which was published in 1973 about the
    Robertson family spending 38 days in a dinghy after their boat was sunk by a
    whale the other book is 117 days adrift about the ordeal of Maurice and Marilyn
    Bailey after their boat was sunk and that book was published in 1974 of
    course we have all seen whales that breach and accidentally come down on a
    sailboat but can that really be intentional but even a simple collision
    between a sailboat and a whale can certainly leave a boat very damaged
    especially if it knocks out the rudder it does seem though that there’s an
    increase of collisions between sailboats and whales and there’s two good possible
    reasons for this one is whale conservation and the increased numbers
    of whales but then too there is a big increase of cruising sailboats passing
    through whale territory so why don’t whales just get out of the way whether a
    ship or sailboat there is speculation that whales being the biggest thing in
    the ocean they grow up never having to change course for anything they just
    don’t know to move our collision with the young humpback whale at the
    beginning of this video is a very good example of that that whale could have
    easily avoided us but it chose not to that might have been a very good
    learning experience for that young whale that not all large rounded things in the
    ocean are as soft and friendly as mother that learning experience just might save
    its life one day one would think that a whale should hear the approach of a
    sailboat apparently it is a very noisy ocean down there and becoming more noisy
    with the increase of ships fishing boats and all sorts of surface craft but also
    military submarines maybe in some extremely noisy areas close to
    civilization the whale might not hear the vessel coming however it could be well
    worthwhile for a sail boat in whalel territory to create noise by playing the
    stereo which can be heard through the hull
    turn on the depth sounder especially one of the new Raymarine depth Sounders that
    uses a sweep of frequencies not just the standard 50 or 200 kilohertz or even
    turn on the engine a diesel engine is very noisy underwater when in whale
    territory it would be good to slow down in some whale feeding areas ships are
    restricted to a speed of no more than 10 knots many sail boats would be fortunate
    to go that fast but the slower the better to give whales and the sailboat
    more opportunity to avoid each other know before your sail if your boat will
    be in a whale traffic area subscribe to Whale alerts for your particular area
    unfortunately these are concentrated in the USA but ask Google for something like
    whale tracking in South Africa should give you some information to be aware of
    try to travel during the day so you can see whales on the surface better some
    whale species spend a lot of time at night resting on the surface finally as
    if that wasn’t bad enough in their migrations and search for food
    many whales spend much of their lives and precisely those waters that are the
    most dangerous for them often frequenting both commercial shipping
    lanes and recreational hotspots taking the same route that migrating cruisers
    follow so keep a good lookout make a lot of noise and try not to hit any whales
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    haven’t already click on the subscribe button that will be a big help and in
    the video description there is a link to the tip jar if you don’t mind helping
    out in that direction so thanks a lot for watching and we’ll see you soon you

    Alone in 7.5 m Sailboat toAntarctica.  Can’t Come Back?–SUBTITLED–
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    Alone in 7.5 m Sailboat toAntarctica. Can’t Come Back?–SUBTITLED–

    December 6, 2019

    Antarctic, End of World A white afternoon after a snow-storm. I stick my body out of the deck over the sea. I put my hands into the chilly water half-frozen and pick up a piece of ice from icebergs. It is a glass-like transparent mass of about 10 kg. The small waterfalls of the glacier on the coast are already frozen. There is no other way of making drinking water but to heat the ice in a pot. Five years after leaving Japan, A 7.5 m sailboat AOMI and I have arrived in the Antarctic. At the end of the world, which is buried in white light and snow, the days are getting shorter by 50 minutes per week, and the sea is freezing. If I don’t leave here at once, the winter will come, and Aomi will be buried in ice and darkness. However, frequent snow-storms prevent me from getting out of the Antarctic. Yes, I have known that since before, of course. Naturally, you go to the Antarctic in a robust steel ship or an ice-breaker. There is no record of small sailboats like AOMI (7.5 m) going there. I have no sponsors nor have enough equipment. “Going to the Antarctic alone in such a small boat is a foolish attempt,” everyone said so. Can I go back to my mother country? Will I be frozen in the sea of severe coldness? In the Antarctic, how many beautiful sceneries have I seen? How many striking experiences, for the first time in my life, have I had here? The crystal-clear air in which you can see 100 km away. In the air, wild rocky mountains covered with ice are rising up high. The cliffs of glaciers tinted in mysterious fluorescent blue, having many cracks and nearly collapsing. Huge icebergs on the desolate sea. Numerous floes which fell down from glaciers and pack the sea. Fat seals on the ice and toddler-walking penguins on the rock that live in the sea of severe coldness. WHY am I HERE? Is this a reality or a dream? What made me get out of my home town alone, and brought me to the end of the world far away? The five years since leaving my mother country, the precious time of my youth, the days of working at the ports to get provisions, they are just for the scenery in front of my eyes. Even if I have to exchange my life for the scenery, I’ll never be sorry. The species called humans will get out of the Earth and travel the infinite sea called space. Many children and their parents born or living in space-ships or remote planets, will think of the far-away mother planet Earth. I want them to understand that the sea covers 70% of the Earth, and how amazing, beautiful, and inspiring it is.


    Barbie’s Cruise Ship Adventure

    December 5, 2019

    Barbie’s Cruise Ship Adventure Guess what girls? What mummy? I’ve got a surprise for you. What? We are going on a cruise ship Yayyy! Now go and tell you sister to hurry up Yayyy! Isabella, did … Mum! Isabella fell in the water! What! Throw her this! Be ok… I’m a survivor! Thank you. Thank you Mummy. What happened to Isabella? Don’t ask! Well I guess she won’t be needing a bath today. That is not funny! Now why don’t you girls go take a seat. Ok Mummy Ok dear, let’s hit the road Ok hunnie Arrrrrrr! Mummy! What happened? Mummy! What happened? I fell in the water Daddy, look what you just did. You knocked down Mummy How could you Daddy? You knocked down Mummy Yeah, Mum’s going to kill you when she gets back up Oh, oh, oh, oh! Thanks a lot Ken!
    I did not like it down there Ah, ah, ahhhh! Let’s give Mummy a blanket. Here we go Mummy, we gave you a blanket Now go back and sit down Ok Sorry dear, we’ll try that again Ok, and you’d better make it quick! Let’s go find a nice quiet spot to have lunch Ok Daddy Are we there yet? No How about now? No Now? No! Be quiet!! Ok Daddy. Now? No. Hey, that looks like a nice spot to have
    lunch. Let’s go there Daddy’s having a little rest girls, so why
    don’t we just have some lunch Ok Mummy. Yum, yum….yum Oooh, did you pack us some lemonade? Yes (Slurp) (Slurp) Mummy, we’re full. Can we go and play in the water now? Yes, sure Ok. Let’s go. I’ll help you. Nice bathers Yeah! Get off! There you go. Now let’s go to the pool Yeah! Ok girls, you guys can play in the pool and I’ll go and get dressed Ok Mummy How are we going to get to the pool? Oh, I’ve got a good idea Oh, that’s cool! Can we go do that again? No, slide time Oh fine Whoahooo! Weeeeee! Again! Weeeee! My turn! Weeeee! Whoahooo! Weeeee! I want to go again! Ok girls, I’m just going to sit here and watch you. You guys go and have another slide Weeeee! You sat on top of me! Ok. Can I climb up the slide? I need to get up. Waaaaah! Weeeee! Mummy, we’re bored. Can we go into the ocean now? Sure thing Yay! Woah, woah, woah woah. Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait! What Mummy? We need to go with me. Umm, ok Mummy Ok girls, I’m just going to rest here and I’ll watch you. Now be careful and stay near the boat. Ok Mummy. Ok, starting now! Let’s play beach ball Did you bring the ball? Yeah! Hey Isabella! What’s wrong? I think Mummy’s asleep. Ok, I think we can go at least a bit more further Oh look. I found a dolphin Oh it’s so cute! Oh ok, let’s…hey where’s it going? Oh let’s follow it. Oh… look what we just found What? We found an island Woahhh! I think we just entered a beautiful,
    beautiful island How about…I bet…we can go exploring, and I bet there’ll be some treasure! Let’s split up Hey look Sis! What? Come here. I found a ladybug Wow! It’s so cool! What color is it? Ummm, I don’t know. I think it’s orange Come on ladybug! Be free! Let’s follow it and find some more treasure if we follow these animals Ooopsy! I think I squashed the ladybug! Oh don’t worry about it, it’ll live Arrrh. That was a nice sleep. Girls, time to go back Girls! Girls!! Where are you? Girls!!! Ken!! What? The girls are lost Where? Hmmm Where are they? I don’t know The last minute I just saw them I go and swim to shore. You go back. We’ll use this. I can’t see them anywhere. Girls!! Girls!!! Ken! What’s wrong? I can’t find them! Oh dear Ok, I’ll just go a bit further. Ohh, look! There’s an island Maybe I can find some luck here or maybe they went here. Hmmm. Girls! Whoops, sorry ladybug! Oh hey Sis, did you find anything? No, did you! No Hey, what’s that shiny thing over there? What? It’s gold! Wow! Hey Sis… What’s wrong? I think we’re lost. I’m just wondering that. What, let’s call out for help. Help! Help! Help! Help! Help! Hey I think I here the girls Help! Don’t worry wherever you are I’ll come to you. Mummy! I think I hear her. Hey! Mummy! Mummy! Oh Girls! Now don’t you ever wander away from there again. I was so worried about you! Yeah, sorry Mum. We were lost but we did find some treasure! Cool! Ok girls, let’s go back to the boat Girls!! Oh Daddy! Daddy, Daddy Daddy… Oh, girls be careful. What’s wrong? Why are you hugging me so much? We were lost Now I was very worried about you! Don’t you girls ever run away from there again! Now let’s go and get you guys dried up! Ok Daddy Ok girls, no T.V., no iPods for a week Ohhhh! You’ve got to learn not to wander off by yourselves Ok Mummy Ok girls, that’s enough adventure for one day let’s hit it! Bye, bye island Are we there yet? Ohhh! Not again…

    FLORIDA Pier Fishing: Catch Fish Fast!
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    FLORIDA Pier Fishing: Catch Fish Fast!

    December 5, 2019

    Wow! Brendon, the striped fish just came up to the surface Do you see them?! Oh my Goodness! This week we are at South Point Pier in Miami Florida and we’re attempting to catch that many species of fish is possible. And a little bit of sunshine. Some people spend their entire lives chasing monster fish, but when you’re in a new area it is hard to catch those big trophies. This episode is about catching what’s the over quality. This week I want to share my way to quickly and easily figure out what kind of fish are biting an area and, catch a lot of fish in a short amount of time. I will be putting my recommendation in the description below. “My go to rig…Very easy-to-use…Guaranteed fish almost every time.” This is a Sabiki Rig. It is a line with 3-6 hooks and a bunch of tiny flies attached to the Sabiki rig is an excellent fish finder. It is really easy to use and it comes in a variety of hook sizes. All you really have to do is Bait up the hook, drop the rig down and wait for a tug! If there are fish around, the Sabiki Rig Will catch them. I’m using cut shrimp because I’ve heard Florida Fish love shrimp, but you can use whatever kind of bait you like. I told Erin to use a sabiki, because it’s really easy and it’s really fun to use and ultimately she had a really great time. “Okay.. you are tangled immediately…” “How did you mess that up already??” “What did you do?” “Oh! I did it!” “I just pulled it right out!” “Oop, nope you got one.” “Oooo thats the first one!” “Caught a little fish, what kind of fish is this?” “No idea” My family caught a bunch of different fish that day, but i love it when you guys tell me what they’re called. If you could share your knowledge with us us please comment below. This fish had a really weird mouth, maybe with some kind of bottom feeder? My dad caught a fish with a big black spot on his tail, does anyone have any guesses as to what kind of fish this is? “Caught right at the rocks. Another species. that spot on the tail” “What was it.?….What did you get?” “I dont know! I just like it when they pull. It makes me excited!” “Got a bite?” Yup! “Get it!” “EEK! ITS A NEEDLEFISH! ” “Oh you snagged it tho, did you snag it?” “Dont touch it, dont touch it, its gonna bite you.” “Ok what do I do Brendon!?” “Alright put it down.” “This is a tiny one.” “Its weird tho, its cute!” “Yeah It has a lot of teeth on the inside.” “Oh wow, its like a baby, so cute!” “Alright so we’ve caught four species now within like 10 minutes something like that?” “It is so easy.” “I see Needle Fish in there!” Don’t catch another one! they’re not fun to catch. They are so big! “They are like a foot long.” “Whats that??” “Over there” “AHHH!” *Shrieks “BRENDON” “I diddled the line” “Give it a cast out there!” “I thought I caught the fish of my life!” “YEA RIGHT. Cast it over there” “Brendon Brendon!” “WOW, Brendon! Go Go!” Now Im not exactly sure what kind of fish this is… maybe you guys to tell me. “Whoa! Oh this is a Parrot Fish. “Look its changing colors… “It’s changing colors. See it? Its turning from blue to red oh no its turning blue. “Am I seeing things?” “Wow. Ok I’m going to throw the rig right by the rocks and see if there’s anything hiding in there.” “Got one already??” “Another species, this is like species number…6” “Look at this one” “Thats beautiful. Species number 6” “We were here for probably 15 to 20 minutes” “We caught like seven different species of fish. Just goes to show why I really like the Sabiki rig. Again it’s not it’s not a very challenging ring I mean it’s very easy casual kind of fishing rig but I catch the whole bunch of different kinds of fish and its really great at catching bait fish and it’s so fun. It is so fun and it’s so easy.This is the kind of fishing that I love where you just go and you just catch bunch and it’s over and this was like so much fun I’m so happy. Now the hardcore fisherman would argue that is very boring kind of fishing but this is not for everybody who ever wants to chill out, catch a bunch of fish, kick back and relax, the sabiki rig is for you.”

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    December 4, 2019

    We are in the Landes area in France Fatbike ride at sunset on the beach with my dad It’s pretty amazing, we are alone on the beach and the colors are insane. Check out the sunset reflection over the sea … over the Ocean sorry. That’s pure happiness right here. It seriously doesn’t get any better than this. There’s nobody on this beach.

    Big Fish Stories – Expedition Hauka
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    Big Fish Stories – Expedition Hauka

    December 3, 2019

    Watch out for the bones in the fish. That´s ok. Chapter 1
    Pike fishing in Haukalukta When I was home during the winters I fished in the lakes nearby. One winter I put up pike traps in Haukalukta and got many big pike. I got pike on both 12 and 15 kilos. That winter I called a 5 kilo pike a small fish. I will never know what the biggest fish weighed though. I had a 20 kg scale with me, but that wasn’t enough to weigh the pike. I always sent the frozen pike down to Strömbäck in Jokkmokk. You never know if you could sell them though, no one wanted such big pike… The few pike that are around are so dumb. I just put in the ”dubbelsnus” Man that fish is so thick across the back! This is crazy! Do not stress guys! Now it´s calming down… It´s not raining now… This power station can´t get wet. If that happens we can’t charge anything and there will be no film. IT´S A TROUT! Oh maaaan that is a big trout! Fucking hell thats a big trout! Johan take it! Chapter 2
    The rifle barrel and the bear I did not have the time to aim properly. The bear was disappearing behind a hill and I shot but hit the bear in the leg. When the bear realized he had been hit, he turned around and charged me. He came right infront of me. I tried to shoot another shot, but the barrel and the bullet got jammed in the tray. Right now the bear was only 10 m from me, and I though to my self ” now, now i have to run”. I ran downwards. Down below there was a steep rock ledge where I glide down backwards on my back. I received the fall with the back of the rifle, lucky me, the jamed barrel fell out and I could charge a new bullet into the gun. The bear came charging right behind me, and I put the rifle to the chest of the bear and fired. The bear flipped around and I shot another bullet. If the jamed barrel hadn’t fell out of the rifle, I would have been bear food. Oh shit, Stenberg just fell in! Oh fuck! Hold on to this. Your canoe is floating downstream!! I’l run to get it! We got it! It’s dry in here! Can it be a big one? No.. This one was full of energy. I sip for the photographer. The photographer should not have any more! Why the hell are we up during the days? It seems like the night are assume! You got to film this! The pike is feeding on the grayling!! Thats sick!! Thats a nice pike! He is munching the whole bag! That’s crazy man!! This is so cray!!! It had the whole bag in his mouth!! Chapter 3 “The walk with the boat engine” I went up to the cabin and said that the boat engine got broken. At 8 a clock tomorrow we leave. Don’t know if it will be exactly at 8, but it shore as hell will be tomorrow. I had a new engine down in Ritsemjokk, and i went down there to get it. Old boat engines weighed alot, mine weighed 78 kg. I took it on my back and carried it all the way to the cabin at Sitesjaure. At halv past 7 I finally reached the cabin. I went in the cabin and made coffee. The lads that slept in my room woke up and I said: Now we can get out of here, I have fetched my new engine and at 8 a clock we are leaving.

    Cándida & Jeff’s Beach Bungalow | Airbnb
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    Cándida & Jeff’s Beach Bungalow | Airbnb

    December 2, 2019

    (موسيقى مرحة) – [كانديدا] مرحبًا، اسمي كانديدا. – [جيف] وأنا جيف. ونحن مضيفان في جوشوا تري بكاليفورنيا. نحن أيضًا مصوران وصانعا أفلام وهذا هو بيتنا:
    إل رانشو جوشوا تري. (صوت التقاط صور بالكاميرا) حتى لو لم تكن
    مصورًا محترفًا أو لم تمتلك أفضل المعدات،
    مع هذه النصائح البسيطة ستتمكن من التقاط
    صور رائعة للمسكن. قبل التقاط أي صور، تأكد من أن مسكنك ليس نظيفًا
    فحسب، بل خاليًا أيضًا من أي فوضى. إنها خطوة بسيطة، لكن سيفاجئك عدد الأشخاص الذين يتركون
    قطع الملابس أو بقايا الطعام بشكل عشوائي في إطار الصورة. (صوت التقاط صور بالكاميرا) فكر بجدية في النمط الذي ستكون عليه الصورة الرئيسية. ما أفضل شيء يمكن التقاطه
    سيحقق أفضل مبيعات لمسكنك؟ ثم اعمل على تصميم
    المساحة حول الصورة التي تودّ التقاطها. كانت صورتنا الرئيسية هي لقطة غرفة النوم. لقد عملنا بجد لنجعلها
    تبدو مكانًا هادئًا وأنا أحب اللون الأزرق المخضر الغامق. إن سر التصوير الفوتوغرافي الرائع
    يتمحور حول الضوء. جرب واستكشف
    كيف يبدو الضوء الطبيعي داخل بيتك
    وخارجه طوال اليوم. اعثر على ذلك الوقت من اليوم الذي يصلك خلاله أغلب الضوء
    الطبيعي والمباشر. سيبدو ذلك دافئًا وأكثر ترحيبًا. يجب أن تكون الإضاءة
    الاصطناعية هي الملاذ الأخير دائمًا. عند التصوير، فكر في الطريقة التي تريد من خلالها إبراز محتويات منزلك. التقط الصور على
    مستوى العين وكن على دراية بالتوازن مع الحرص على عدم وجود الكثير من العناصر على جانب أو آخر. – [جيف] حاول الاعتماد على قاعدة الأثلاث. إذا قسمت إطارك إلى أثلاث فيمكنك استخدامها
    كدلالات لترتيب العناصر في غرفتك. – [كانديدا] ما الذي سيحبه
    ضيوفك في المسكن؟ – [جيف] قم بتغطية نطاق واسع. اعثر على المزيج المناسب من اللقطات
    الواسعة والمتوسطة والتفصيلية. تذكر أن صور مسكنك يمكن أن تحدث كل الفرق. حينما استفدنا من هذه النصائح
    وشاركنا صورنا عبر الإنترنت وجدنا أننا قد تمكنا من بناء قاعدة متابعين وزيادة حجوزاتنا. – [كانديدا] نأمل أن تساعدك هذه النصائح في التقاط صور
    أفضل لمسكنك. أنا كانديدا.
    – وأنا جيف. – ونحن مضيفان في جوشوا تري بكاليفورنيا. – [جيف] نتمنى لكم استضافة ممتعة. (ضحك) (موسيقى هادئة) (موسيقى مرحة)

    Long-range Spearing. Aboriginal Hunting & Traditional Catch and Cook – FISHING THE WILD (Flashback)
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    Long-range Spearing. Aboriginal Hunting & Traditional Catch and Cook – FISHING THE WILD (Flashback)

    December 1, 2019

    Ok so we are out on the flats there are a
    couple of little islands here off Garrthalala and we are with a couple of footy friends
    of mine Cameron and Berty and this is Kingsley. Hanging out on the flats generally on an incoming
    tide its pretty good going but ah we will see how we go now. Big fish big fish there there there look look
    big fish. Still coming still coming. Yeah! Go Camo! Arrgh he hit me! Arrgh. I’m sorry
    I’ve played on Cameron’s footy team so many times and when I ask him to run, he never
    does. Thats as fast as I’ve ever seen him go. Got him
    Hey look there there look look. Yo Yo Yo
    Look at that Look at that. That is one of the most powerful swimming
    fish in the sea, a Milkfish. What’s the Yolngu name for this? Warrawuuda. You eat? Yeah we eat this. Big fish.We caught big fish. Wooohooo you want a kiss? Good one hey? Good face. Good lips here look. Good for kiss. Have you got a girlfriend Berty? This one here. Put the leaves on the fire. Look how thick that is. Look how thick that fish is. Whats going on? Thats Nambala. Nambala The we’ll cover it with iron for a smokey
    flavour. Yes nice. And this is eucalyptus, like a gum leaf is
    it? Yeah right
    Flesh down skin up. And put rocks on the top like that. Ok so you are creating like a hot rocks and
    an underground oven sort of thing. Is this from the roof of your house Berty? What that iron… Yeah. Thats a Yolngu oven. Yolngu oven. You can hear it sizzling away there already. Diling. Diling means ‘thats it’. We’ll come back in 20 minutes. Drumroll. Ooh that looks cooked? Do you eat the skin? You eat everything? Eat everything. Eat eyeball? Eat eyes
    Oh wow that is good. You can taste the um leaves hey. So you blokes know that I spoke to Multhura,
    the traditional owner here, and she gave us permission to go out to the last island. So we are going to go out there tomorrow. What’s it like out there? Good fishing? Everyone says it’s really beautiful. Where is it? So there is three islands. One two three. Is it the last one? It’s the last island. What’s the Yolngu yaku? What’s the name of it? Wakuwala. Wakuwala. Wakuwala. Wakuwala Island. That place. Cool righto. Alright. I’m going to eat the eye. Eat it eat it. Go go go. Don’t miss that bit. Am I eating that bit as well? Is that hard? Chuck that one and eat that. Chuck this one? Aww there is his cornea. Eat it. Here Hamish eat this one. Eat it Hamish eat it, I mean I ate this man. Nah mate no I mean I got done in a dare to
    that a while ago and I’m not going to do that. I’m not going to do that one again. How does it taste, Good? No. Anyway, listen men I mean we can’t thank you
    enough for today. That tastes beautiful. Let’s get those kids, those kids can have
    a feed. Oh year great stuff mate. Good shot. You throw a spear like you kick a goal. Ma kids. Go wild, eat the eye it tastes really good. What does it mean that I ate the eye? It means you will get a big eyes tomorrow. Really!?