Thursday, 6 January 2011

Timelapse camera captures the moment of rescue, against the odds


I mentioned that I have at last viewed the timelapse footage of our eventful trip on the Thames last summer. Amazingly, one of the images is of the precise moment when I threw our bow rope to our rescuer at Bablock Hythe. This was when our propeller came off and we were drifting out of control in the vicinity of plastic cruisers. Read the story here and in the subsequent posts.

The timelapse camera took a picture once every ten seconds or so. That it should have captured this moment was a one-in-a-thousand chance. And, of course, it was fixed to the front window, facing forward, so the boat was pointing in the right direction for the photo. An impossibly slim chance!

In the near future I shall upload the timelapse films onto this blog.

4 comments:

Captain Ahab said...

Halfie
I hope the presentation goes well tonight.
Andy

Halfie said...

Thanks Andy.

Steve said...

Not quite impossibly slim, apparently...

Halfie said...

And I thought I was the pedant! Yes, I missed off the word "almost".