Having purchased a GoPro the year before last we've had some fun playing around with the time-lapse settings. A time-lapse is where you set the camera up so that it takes a photo every second or so, leave it for 30 minutes to an hour, and then stitch the photos together into a video. And Hey Presto you have a time lapse! We thought some of them looked pretty cool.
At the beginning of each year's trip it takes us an hour or two to get the raft ready from her Winter hibernation. We have to check the palettes and straps for damage, carry her down into the river, and then tie all the separate sections together. And then finally we can load all the bags on and head off toward the sea! With the power of time-lapse it all takes 20 seconds!
This pretty perfectly captures our morning routine. Wake up, do some yoga by the river, collect firewood, and then cook breakfast. Only for the days when the weather is reasonable though...if it's raining then we wake up and get the hell out of there ASAP! Better to be wet on a raft than wet on land.
One night in 2017 we decided to point the camera at the fire. Lo and behold when the photos are stitched into a video it looks as though the fire is eating the driftwood. Which I guess is kind of what it's actually doing in a way...
We slept on a floating sauna (pretty cool right?!) and awoke to find mist covering the river. When sped up it's like a fine steam flowing over the surface of the water. Eventually sunrise came to disperse it all and warm us up before breakfast.