Ever wondered how it feels like to do 90 Km/h on water?!
I never did, but I actually figured it out the hard way.
A couple of years ago, I was working on a project here in Vancouver, filming boats between Jericho, English Bay and the Vancouver Harbor.
The easiest way to film some of the boats was to ride on one of the rescue zodiacs during the patrol.
And this is what happens when a boat capsizes at the other end of the bay and no one knows if the skipper has surfaced yet.
The life guard, yells: “hang on to something!!!” and then floors it with no other warning. Those who know me are very much aware that I don’t miss an opportunity to film or photograph, so I grabbed the boat with one hand and filmed with the other.
This is by far one of the most brutal experiences I have had to go through while shooting. Feeling that you are going to fly off the boat anytime.(This footage has not been sped up, it’s the actual speed)
Everything is fine until you pass the Lion’s Gate Bridge and then the boat starts flying…
Good thing Pelican cases are made for this type of adventures.
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