Sunday, May 31, 2015

Feature Length Travel + Cruising DVD Now Available!

 It is with great pride that I am happy to announce the release of my first Feature Length Travel video; 'Cruising The Trent Severn Waterway'! After many months of capturing, editing and producing this project, I finally have the finished product in hand and have begun marketing it to an enthusiastic audience.


 Initially, I made the video available for purchase as a digital download and  received overwhelmingly positive feedback from those who bought it. The process of getting it mass produced was a learning hurdle that had to be overcome. Although I have been editing and sharing videos online via both my YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/boogabooster) as well as on my Facebook Pages (https://www.facebook.com/BoatsBeachesAndBars + https://www.facebook.com/thewaterway.ca ), getting something manufactured on an industrial scale was a new game for me. The Result was a tangible product that I was happy to hold in my hand for the first time! Like a kid at Christmastime, I tore into one of the boxes as soon as I picked up the first run at the manufacturers. Only this time, it wasn't a surprise from Santa, but rather a unique creation that came from my heart. Yes, I am very proud of my efforts and have been humbled by the responses I have received ;-)


 Currently, I have both the DVD/Blu-ray combo packs, as well as the Digital Download available through my online store (http://boatsbeachesandbars.com/video_store.html ). I have to add that setting up the online store for the first time was another daunting task :-/ Even though I used a pre-built template offered by an established service provider, some of the intricacies proved to be somewhat frustrating moving through that process.Of course, now that everything is in place, the subsequent projects should move much more smoothly and be a LOT quicker ;-)

 This project marks a milestone in our lives, as I look forward to producing even more travel videos as we move forward. This past winter, we spent a glorious month in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and I was able to capture a lot of video from that adventure. Over the coming weeks, I am going to begin editing that production together and hope to have it available by Christmas time this year.

 So stay tuned!

:-)

Mooring Ball in Ontario's Massasauga Provincial Park

 I was recently asked by a viewer of the following video as to how one pays for the use of a mooring ball in the Massasauga Provincial Park.

When tied up to a mooring ball in this area (the Massasauga Provincial Park), payment is made to the Ontario Provincial Park's guys who come by in a small boat to collect the fees, as well as take away your garbage for you.

 Sometimes, such as in this instance, nobody showed up when we were there, so we didn't have to pay. Not that that's an issue, because it's very reasonable, but sometimes they don't have enough time in the day to drop by every boat at every location. They will also collect a $10/night fee if your boat is tied to shore anywhere in the park. And that goes for all the boats who may be tied to shore together.

What I mean is that we have been there with four boats tied together (us and three friends) with a line running back to shore for stability. When the Park's guys came by, we all had to pay the $10/night. Again, we are good with that, because they will take the garbage away and best of all, tell you where the nicest anchorages are :-)

Have a look at this video I did from a trip there back in 2009. You'll see what I mean about the boats all tied to shore;

:-)