So, she fastened it to the rail, set it to take a still photo every minute, and off we went.
Well, about 3 hours into the race, the camera fell off!! We're not sure what happened, but if you look at one of the early videos of the race posted on the blog, you'll see that we had just noticed that the Go Pro was gone.
Naturally, we all thought that was the end of the Go Pro experiment.
Not so fast!
A couple of months on, and Mark received an email from Port Angeles. It seems that the Go Pro, which was in a waterproof case, and had a float attached to it, had drifted all the way from Race Rocks, across the Strait of Juan de Fuca, to the American shore and ended up on the beach. A young girl, walking on the beach with her parents found the camera. They looked at the pictures, noted the sail number, and tracked Mark down!!!!
Soon, the camera was back in Janet's hands, and here is what we found on the camera.
So, with many thanks to the young girl in Port Angeles, here is the start of Swiftsure......
(Music by Hole)