Sailing Video: Hideaway’s Bahamas Passage

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I’ve mentioned before that our tiny little Go Pro Hero 3 video camera blows my mind. But the truth is, I don’t really know how to use this amazing piece of technology for all it’s capable of.

We all have to start somewhere, though. So experimenting with video footage on iMovie with a big glass of wine at the ready (for troubleshooting purposes) was my job for the evening.

The result is this little sailing video of our Gulf Stream crossing and Hideaway’s first landfall. I may not be the next Sofia Coppola but, hey, give a gal some time!

Gulf Stream Crossing to Bahamas Turf to Surf Sailing from Tasha Hacker (Turf to Surf) on Vimeo.

Music: “Glory Box” by Portishead

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  • Mid-Life Cruising! January 25, 2013, 9:33 am

    Great job on the video! Noticed your cat in the cockpit checking out the water … cool! Congrats again on making it to paradise! =)

  • Michelle January 25, 2013, 10:18 am

    Awesome! 🙂

  • bobtaylor380272126 January 25, 2013, 12:17 pm

    Nice tune also

  • beachclubaustralia January 25, 2013, 3:19 pm

    You guys rock out!

    • Tasha January 25, 2013, 8:39 pm

      Thanks, Beach Club Australia!

      Wherever you are sounds pretty rockin too! Maybe we’ll sail on over your way one day 🙂


  • Drena January 26, 2013, 11:03 am

    Awesome! I had so many questions but you summed them up at the end 🙂 Any particular reason you went into a marina instead of anchoring? Do you mind if I ask how much the marina was for a night? Congratulations to you!

    • Tasha January 27, 2013, 3:17 am

      Hi Drena,
      We were pretty tired when we arrived so we thought a marina for the first night was a good idea. We could have anchored, but we didn’t…others do. Then we took apart the engine and it seemed like a good spot to sit and do work. The marina is $1.50/foot with pool and showers and it’s in a good spot. Others were $1.00/foot, but this marina is particularly nice, where the others were not. We’ll be anchoring more in future, but it was kind of like a vacation for us 🙂

  • Ali January 26, 2013, 2:09 pm

    As a human with cats that lives on a boat (not a sailboat.. yet!) I really enjoy seeing you living the dream I hope to manifest in my own existence. Sailing around the world is a magical thing, and your cat advice has already deemed quite helpful!

    • Tasha January 27, 2013, 3:19 am

      Thanks for reading! Let me know if you ever need info on Bahamas cat customs…I can give you all the forms you need!

  • Adam January 28, 2013, 7:15 pm

    Awesome video, great trip plans, love your website. I have a C34 myself. Great boat! & some support from the C34ia website. I wish you both well & look forward to your updates.
    v/r Adam

    • Tasha January 28, 2013, 7:55 pm

      Hey Adam!
      Thanks so much for reading. I’ve just started being more active on the C34 website and it’s been a HUGE help with our recent issues!
      Keep in touch and thanks again!

  • Greg Bincarowsky January 29, 2013, 5:34 pm

    Saw your post on c34 good luck with your fuel and congrets on getting to Bimini
    I have a 1990 c34 great boat “Champagne” We are in the Chesapeake
    Looks like a great adventure be safe and have fun.
    Greg B

    • Tasha January 30, 2013, 9:53 am

      Hey Greg!
      Ooh, what a lovely name for a C34! She’s a great boat for that area… thanks so much for reading!

  • Jay February 12, 2013, 4:13 pm

    Way to go Tasha!….good for you guys getting into the blue waters of the Bahama’s…my family keeps a Morgan 44 in George Town Exuma, but she’s been on the hard in Marathon Fl getting some much needed PM….I just the good news that my wife and I will be sailing her back to George Town in Mid April!…sooo looking forward to the Exuma chain of islands again and that sweet BLUE WATER!….have a blast, be safe and keep writing…we love reading your Blog….

    Jay & Kerry
    Southampton Ontario, Canada

    • s/v Hideaway February 12, 2013, 9:18 pm

      Thanks for reading, Jay and Kerry! Maybe we’ll see you down here in April? I think we’ll still be hanging out in the Bahamas then 🙂


      • Jay February 13, 2013, 12:05 am

        We should be south of Nassau with Vitamin Sea by April 14th and likely hitting all the great spots, like Highborne Cay, Norman’s, Warderick, Compass Cay, Big Majors on route to George Town…we’ll have a look for Hideaway! Gotta keep reading your blog to see where exactly you are at present! haha…wherever it is, I hope the Bota Box supply is getting a real dent! 🙂 Be well!

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