Wednesday, July 31, 2013

TheLastFirst cannot hold a candle to MAVTV's Dangerous Waters - check it out

Url: http://www.mavtv.com/shows/dangerous-waters.html




6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just pollution of the environment! Should be forbitten because of uncredible noise, waste of gas and chasing animals!

Anonymous said...

Heh captain,
Are grib files any good for the arctic where these sailors are?

Captain on GREY GOOSE said...

GRIB files are good the world over... once you have built your skill to use and understand you are set EXCEPT when ICE navigation becomes likely you need more than just GRIBs - add the Navy ice drift forecast (http://www7320.nrlssc.navy.mil/hycomARC/navo/arcticicespddrf/nowcast/) and you have a wining combination, else consider Canada Ice Service (http://www.ec.gc.ca/glaces-ice/) the trick is knowing how far the ice is away from a particular location of interest and the likely drift rate from current and winds towards a particular direction/location... If you are going to consider the NWP I suggest you team up with a friend on shore with good Internet and devise a lat/long shorthand coding schema so your friend could send you a zone weather forecast or a zone ice forecast with drift rates for your area... also learn to use NWS ftp email (http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/fax/ftpmail.txt) - send an email requesting a specific file. An email reply comes back in about 6 minutes with your requested file - you need Internet service or satcom service such as Iridium. Add the above skills to your quiver of arrows and you are ready to challenge the Outback BUT be sure to not leave without one more valuable item - a DeLorme InReach SE two-way satellite communicator. For a reasonable monthly subscription fee you get GPS tracking, fixed messaging (All OK) and two-way user text messaging so you and anyone can be in text communication - be it Hello, weather, Ice or In Love.... these little things will make your adventure fantastic... don't leave home without them.

Doug

Captain on GREY GOOSE said...

Anonymous - you are missing an important item - FREEDOM TO EXPERIENCE LIVING... be it sailing, motoring, rowing, paddling or jetskiing... IT IS NOT POLLUTING, IT IS NOT NOISY, YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CHASE THE ANIMALS... undoubtedly you live in the city and think everyone should be like you - WRONG. Sooner or later you might realize that LIVING is about EXPERIENCING... but just like in the city they find their way into the remote outback and are not prepared to enjoy Mother Nature without rescue and potential loss of life... real adventurers do not leave a trace or a track behind... not even bread crumbs.

Anonymous said...

Hi captain, I agree you can go sailing, rowing, paddling, motoring, maybe swimming but not jetskiing. I am living at the coast and I have been several time in the arctic. Chasing a bear was to be seen in the short movie and jetskees are very noisy! You can here them several miles but not motorboats. Btw. I enjoy reading your blog!

Captain on GREY GOOSE said...

In the USA it is against the law to even steer a vessel towards wildlife... if you are caught the fine is thousands of dollars... even more it the wildlife is on the protected species list... so just a warning to the knuckle heads who harass wildlife... its only a matter of time when you least expect it will there be an official observe your actions and write you a Federal ticket... and you are not going to like the amount ordered paid... some lessons are learned the hard way... and a video with the offense on it is proof... OUCH!!!

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