I have been keeping All In A Dad’s Work and Stomperdad’s GoPro as two separate entities. I normally don’t share the YouTube on my blog. Unless it’s Thursday’s “Questions I Asked My Kids” (which was skipped this week but will make up to you).
But yesterday I did something exciting. I went kayaking and I took along my GoPro.
Where’s the exciting part?
I took some twine with me which I tied to the GoPro and dangled it over the kayak in about 3 feet of water. I got a great piece of video of a crab (and some hermit crabs). Unexpectedly, the crab became curious and came to check out the camera that was plopped in front of him. He sat on it and grabbed the string it was attached to! Afraid he would cut my line I hauled the string up to retrieve my camera. The crab didn’t let go either. He ended up in my kayak with me!
After I threw him back in the water I continued on my way. In just a few minutes the water depth was 213 feet (the deepest port in the world). I did not dangle the GoPro at that depth. I’m still curious to try, though the GoPro is only waterproof to 30 feet (but I’ve seen others drop theirs in deeper water and still be okay). I’ll mark my string at 30 feet and see what happens.
But as I’m paddling along I received another visitor. A seal poked his head up out of the water and I heard him before I saw him. His tell-tale signature sound of forcing air through his nose let me know he was nearby. The GoPro had trouble seeing him. He was just a dot on the water.
Then I heard it. It sounded like that of the seal only louder. It was accompanied by a fine mist going airborn from the surface of the water (which was nearly as smooth as glass). Minutes later it appeared again on my other side.
It was a humpback whale!
He surfaced about 30 feet in front of me several times. The GoPro caught him a couple of those times. I ended up following him at distance for about an hour. It was amazing. I would love to go out again, but the wind has picked up and it’s not easy kayaking out there when the waves pick up.