I have a new camera I wanted to try out - An Olympus µ Tough 8010 waterproof compact - which I bought to replace the µ Tough 8000 that went to the bottom of the lake when we capsized last November. (The new camera has a floatation wrist strap.) I also have a new "Camzilla" mount with which I can attach the camera to the boat with a suction cup or clamp for hands free shots/movies.
So, after getting Bluesette set up, less sails, we headed for Mama's Kitchen for a pre-sail lunch. We had rice, miso soup with shijimi clams, vegetable stir fry (Kimie's with pork), stuffed fish cake, pickles. Oh, and in the square bowls are tiny fish called "shirauo".
The Tough 8010's flash was designed for taking underwater images and as a result is too bright for terrestrial use, as the following pic illustrates.
Back at the harbor, the owner of a 17 foot daysailer two boats down from us was working on his boat. First time we'd ever seen him. He wasn't sailing today, but appeared to be getting the boat in shape after a long hiatus.
The sailing was great. The winds were perfect at around four to six knots. Some other sailboats were out on the lake, and the haze (striped mullet) were jumping. I set the camera up on the Camzilla which was mounted with the suction cup in the far aft port corner of the cockpit. I secured the camera strap by another large suction cup, such as we use for holding down our paddle and whisker pole, and the mount had another tether on it as well. After we were well underway, I reached back and started the movie mode of the camera.
Here's the exciting result:
Well, the movie isn't actually censored, but what I said when we got home and I tried to download it certainly is! I had no movie on the camera to download. Now, I know what I did wrong. Next time I'll get it right. I'll also take along the other camera for taking still shots, so we'll have SOME sailing pics to post no matter what.
Until then, sweet sailing.