When Lori and I were perusing possible excursions, we came across one in Belize that looked a bit different. River tubing through caves. I don’t believe there are to many places in the world that this combination would exist, so, we had to try it. We book excursions for 1 main reason, not missing the ship’s s departure. Apparently they will wait for late returning excursions if booked through them, but will not for people who book independently. The reason being they have no idea where you are on a private excursion, but know when you book their system. Basically cheap insurance.
We arrived in Belize City and were surprised to learn that the cruise ships cannot dock there. Not a problem in any way, just interesting. Shuttle boats took us to shore, about a 5 mile run.
The Road to Belize City
As we move forward, we have run into a few issues that require some learning. One is our cameras, a Canon EOS Rebel T3 and our GoPro 3Plus, which led us into learning how to edit. For this task, we chose Adobe Premiere CC. While we find all three to be very easy to work with and become decent at, we needed to practice on some older material to kind of get the hang of editing. To that end, we have posted our first rudimentary edit of a video we shot around 4 years ago. It was shot on an older iPhone, specifically a 3GS.
The subject is a very interesting bar in Great Falls, Montana called the Sip ‘N Dip Lounge at the O’Haire Motor Inn. It’s claim to fame, mermaids, yes, mermaids. At any rate. we have completed our first edit and would like to share it with you all. There is much, much more to come. Oh, and feel free to subscribe to our YouTube channel while you watch.
This article gives the young and adventurous a terrific bucket list. We’ve managed 1 of 20, and that for all of 90 minutes (New York City). Several are still on our list.
The link is here.
When one envisions sailing, one thinks the Caribbean or the Mediterranean. This is something both very different and very special. A beautiful and eerie sail through the ice and snow of Antarctica. Pretty amazing stuff. A helpful tip, watch in full screen.
One of, if not the first, around the world, single hand sailing race is returning in 2018. The one and only race was run in 1968, ending in 1969. Nine started, 6 retired at various stages, 1 sank, 1 committed suicide and 1 finished. The winner, Robin Knox-Johnston.