Above

This category is specifically for footage and information "from the air".

 

September 2016: We are busy looking at various options for Drones. At the moment we have narrowed the choice down to the DJI Phantom 4 and the Hex H20 fully waterproof model. More posts to follow once we have decided.

 

Update 17 Oct 2016: We have just received our DJI Phantom 4 and it is fantastic! Test flown yesterday for the first time and we can immediately see that it will be great for capturing images and videos that we would not normally be able to get.

One day after the Phantom 4 was ordered and paid for, DJI announced the Mavic Pro Drone. We are going to buy one of them as soon as they are available and will then be able to use both on LADY ROSLYN, as well as on our travels, so that we can create side-by-side comparisons to post here.

Update 25 Jan 2017: DJI have outdone themselves by launching the Phantom 4 Pro in November 2016 with forward, rear and side sensors as well as a huge upgrade to 20mp still and 4k 1" sensor video camera. In addition they have upgraded to a high capacity battery with longer flight time. We have now sold our

Phantom 4, bought the Phantom 4 Pro and have been absolutely blown away by how good this drone is. As of today we have just received the Mavic Pro but not yet flown it and will now begin side by side comparisons of the two to see which will be better for use on board LADY ROSLYN. We have an idea which will one will be our "go-to" drone but time and testing will tell.....

Update 15 February 2019: We sold the Mavic Pro and have just bought the new Mavic Pro 2 with Hasselblad 20mp 1" sensor camera. Last season, as can be seen in the blog post below, we used the P4 pro extensively and it has been our absolute go-to drone for shooting images and video while underway. We will be testing the Mavic Pro 2 this coming season in higher winds and be attempting some hand catches and launches while wearing thin gloves as well as a protective jacket to prevent injury from the propellers.

October 19, 2018

Anyone who has looked at this website or read any of our posts on Facebook or Instagram will have noticed that we love posting photographs taken with our drones.

July 11, 2018

Our crew claim that the wind gods were smiling on us yesterday after we had done such a good Trash Tuesday clean up. 


Absolutely incredible downwind sailing using our Wingaker -"Lady in Red". This footage shows the true potential of this sail.

July 5, 2018

Some days the sailing is so good you just can't stop.

Today was one of those days. We had spent the night in a beautiful bay near Ekincik so that we could make an early morning visit up the Dalyan river delta to see the loggerhead turtles and visit Kaunos and the Lycian...

July 3, 2018

We sailed the short hop from Symi to Bozburun with light winds at 180 degrees.

With the Turkish flag being bright red, I couldn't resist the opportunity to cross over the maritime boundary with "Lady in Red" our beautiful Wingaker sail flying.

June 23, 2018

We enjoyed our 7 hour passage from Astipalea to Kos 2 days ago. Our fist hour was in light winds at 60 degrees. We unfurled the Code 0 and watched as Astipalea disappeared behind us.

The wind dropped completely and for the next two and a half hours we motored across fla...

May 23, 2018

Sometimes all the elements come together to give you a perfect passage. Our crossing from Mega Livadi bay on Serifos to Kamares on Sifnos was one of those days.

We put up our main and genoa as we left Mega Livadi and sailed deep downwind to the south-western tip of Seri...

October 6, 2017

Sometimes you come across a bay or an anchorage that is very special and you can't bring yourself to leave.

We're in one of those spots right now on the southern tip of Agistri Island in the Saronic Gulf, south of Athens. The bay is very well protected. The water is cr...

September 22, 2017

One of the most striking things I have noticed since returning to Greece after a 3 and a half week break to return home to Cape Town, is how the light has changed.

Gone is the bright, brassy and scorching light of July. In it's place is a softer and more gentl...

September 20, 2017

Spectacular Skopelos.

From our anchorage at Koukounaries in the south of Skiathos, we took the lesser traveled route up the west coast of Skaithos, across the channel separating Skiathos from Skopelos and then southwards down the east coast of Skopelos.

What a spect...

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