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Deekie March 7th, 2013 06:30 PM

Hit by Wake Waves! Caribbean Princess
 
I was hit by the waves created by the wake as I was videoing the Good Year Blimp as it was flying over the Caribbean Princess Sailing from Port Everglades on February 9, 2013. There's a bit of a story about this video. As I was shooting from the beach area in Fort Lauderdale. I thought I hit the jackpot as the Goodyear Blimp was about to be flying right over the Ship as she set sail. Great timing! NOT! I was so excited that I failed to notice the beach was getting larger as the water was sucked away from the sides of the ship and is forced behind the ship by the propellers. These waves from the wake eventually hit and crashed into me. I didn't even see them coming. I was pushed into the rocks by the waves and did scrape up my leg. I did my best to salvage the ending. I left all this "fun" in the video. Enjoy! :mrgreen:

HIT BY WAKE WAVES! as I was videoing the Good Year Blimp over the Caribbean Princess. - YouTube

Donna March 7th, 2013 07:38 PM

Great video, hope you didn't get scraped up too bad???

Deekie March 7th, 2013 07:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Donna (Post 1466665)
Great video, hope you didn't get scraped up too bad???

I was actually bleeding from my leg but my friends fixed me up after! :) I'm all healed up now!

Trip March 7th, 2013 11:13 PM

Was that the pilot boat along the side of the ship?

Deekie March 8th, 2013 05:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Trip (Post 1466686)
Was that the pilot boat along the side of the ship?

That's the coastguard. Note the man with the mounted machine gun on the bow of the boat. :mrgreen:

Trip March 8th, 2013 08:01 AM

Deekie, I was so focused on that boat, because it seemed to be so reckless, I missed what was happening...will watch agiain to focus more on your position, and oh ya, the machine gun!!

green_rd March 8th, 2013 08:39 AM

We watched the CG cutter as we left port. I don't know if it was for our "protection" or their entertainment.

Deekie - that is a tough lesson, sometimes we focus so much on the picture we miss the scene.

ChiefBoats March 8th, 2013 09:46 AM

We have had Coast Guard escorts a number of times in Alaska.

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BigMac March 8th, 2013 03:14 PM

Great video! Thanks

Cant even tell your getting pushed around.

Deekie March 8th, 2013 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by green_rd (Post 1466709)
We watched the CG cutter as we left port. I don't know if it was for our "protection" or their entertainment.

Deekie - that is a tough lesson, sometimes we focus so much on the picture we miss the scene.

I did learn my lesson quickly. I recouped and shot another video of the next ship to depart. It was Oasis of the Seas. I kept back and stayed safe. The wake waves were even larger than the Caribbean Princess waves. I would have been sucked out to sea for sure! LOL

If you want to see it here's a link: INCREDIBLE WAKE! - Oasis of the Seas Setting Sail from Port Everglades - YouTube


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