Originally Posted by Trevor G
We'll be in the area - but heading for Weymouth on the Biboa cruise. Due to meet off Yarmouth at 12,00 then heading to Weymouth for lunch in Portland Marina.
What a great weekend's boating.
But there was good news and bad news...
After meeting Avocet we went of to Weymouth and got lots of Go Pro footage including going through Durdle Door itself (yes - through the arch). On Sunday had fun off Portland Bill - again lots of good action.
On the way back going past Anvil Point the GoPro's suction mount decided to detach itself from the consol and the whole lot went overboard!
It may be water and shock proof
but it doesn't float
. So just off Anvil Point there is a great camera on the Sea Floor - probably perfect condition and some interesting footage!
Our home contents insurance has agreed (so far) that we can claim for it - so I should only lose £50 excess rather than the whole amount.
Moral of the story - maybe obvious - but either have a lanyard or similar attached to the camera in case it falls in - or buy the "Floaty Back" attachment so you can have a chance of getting it back. This would have been enough to have saved mine as I knew exactly where it fell overboard and had stopped within about 20 yards of it going overboard.
I'm disappointed about losing the camera - but more gutted about losing the footage and photos from the weekend!