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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Exploring the Depths of Little Pond

I promised that I would share part of of trip to Little Pond through video. For this the aquapac came to good use.

Here I am jumping into the dark water of little pond, straight off the dock. The water is fairly cool, enough to take your breath away. Only after about a minute does my breathing come back to normal.




I head to the shallow, peaty waters of the edge of the bog, and then swim through the water lily, watershield, bladderwort, and bull-head lily. This is where the bass, sunfish, and chain pickerel lurk.



I swim out to the dock, with the camera going, catching Megan by surprise. She really doesn't know what to say, but she did a great job. I try to say "hello" through my snorkel.



And finally, after I think this one is funny. I think I inherited from my father the ability to take long movies of the ground when I really think the camera is off. Before they had auto off features in video cameras, my dad was famous for filming large sections of grass during my soccer games. Well here, I was in the water, and I get out of the water. The aquapac is a bag that has a shoulder strap. See if you can interpret what is going on. An interesting look into a two minutes of my life.




Tom

7 comments:

  1. I loved seeing Little Pond from underneath the water! I'm glad you went through all that stuff, because I wouldn't have liked to, but I enjoy seeing it. I'm very proud that you've inherited your dad's camera abilities! Makes it interesting and unpredictable! Beautiful! Makes me want to go back to Little Pond!
    mom

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  2. I still don't get how you can swim through the lily pads on purpose! Slimy bleck! :-)

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  3. Tom: I was looking for the fish, they were a little too smart to stick around. It's good that you can laugh at yourself.

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  4. Tom such a great job, I love the twist, videos are great, funny or not, but the last one is my favorite, it reminded me Blairwitch project movie, lol. Anna :)

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  5. Mom- Thank you.

    Megan- It was fun.

    Tom- Thank you. I did see one juvenile bluegill, I did get it on video, but not in focus, unfortunately.

    Anna- Thank you.

    Tom

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  6. Very surreal little swim through the lillies there. Pretty. I can't (& don't dare) interpret that last video, however...

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  7. Hi Lana, glad to see you made out OK with GUSTAV.

    Tom

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