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August 28, 2013 Video Viewing Starts

posted August 29, 2013
John Lucas Sr inspecting a broken schooner rudder at Sea Otter Harbour

John Lucas Sr inspecting a broken schooner rudder at Sea Otter Harbour

Metcalfe, Ontario. Wednesday August 28, 2013

Today I viewed the first of eight hour-long DVD copies of the HD video I shot during the Expedition. I was very pleased with the results, and it was encouraging that many shots were actually better than I had visualized.  I have some good sequences of Snow Geese, Sandhill Cranes, and Old Squaw Ducks in the wildlife area, and a good selection of travel incidents (like getting out of bogs) from the trip north to Sea Otter Harbour. The scenes of the historic sites are good and will really help to tell the story. I also viewed the results of the GoPro underwater camera that was so kindly donated by Henry’s of Ottawa. There are some extremely beautiful underwater shots taken in shallow water pools and tundra ponds, some showing small marine creatures, others with rusty artifacts from the historic sites.

Also today I met with colleagues at both the Canadian Museum of Nature and the Canadian Museum of Civilization and was quite moved by the amount of interest and encouragement still being offered. People want to know if they can still donate to the project! With the extra costs of accommodation in Sachs Harbour due to the non arrival of the boat, I am happy to say that donations are still welcome. They can be accepted through the Museum of Nature if a tax receipt is needed, and through Grayhound if not. Check our website contact and sponsor pages for details.