02 October 2016

Argon Vlog: Episode 1 The Journey Begins


At the suggestion of one of our former sailing instructors (credit to Brenton Lockridge of Blackrock Sailing School), Bob and I have decided to produce a sailing video blog series entitled we AReGONe!


Captain Linda Perry Riera

The purpose of the video blog is to share:

  • our love of sailing
  • mishaps and learnings
  • preparations for extended cruising
  • our journey

Check Out Our First Video

We hope you enjoy and please share your feedback:



The Making Of...


Bob brings a wealth of technical and musical expertise to this effort. His astuteness for and years of professional music production is fascinating for me to watch, but I am a bystander for these aspects. Bob's prowess with video editing and willingness to teach allowed me to explore new territory and immerse myself for hours as we built the story line and overlaid different visuals with audio and applied effects. The writing, tone and cadence was where I took the lead.

Bob in the zone in the sound studio laying down guitar tracks.


Bob in the video editing suite. Notice the product placement.


Mixture of high and low tech sound stage.

A recent run of bad weather including being stranded on the boat helped us focus to get the first video done over a few days (three loooong days until wee hours of the night!). Anyone who has done a bit of video editing has an idea of the amount of time that goes in to even just a short piece such as this. It is safe to say that our video blog episodes will not be nearly as regular as our blog posts and I have a long way to go to improve the speed and scope of my editing skills! We both promise to improve our on screen presence and Bob will take his Ritalin before the video takes next time.

Linda in the voice-over studio.

We are not yet sure of how many video episodes will be produced or the frequency. It is likely that the next episode will outline preparing to venture off shore to Bermuda. Stay tuned!

Until next time.... we AReGONe!!

12 comments:

  1. Good luck riding out Mathew. Hope you guys stay safe. Watching your journey from Nova Scotia.

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    1. Thank you, James. We are keeping a close eye on the likely path of Matthew and are examining options for safe harbor.

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  3. Love the blog and the video blog! Great work. We miss you guys and hope you stay safe!

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    1. Thank you, Greg. We miss you guys, too, and our impromptu dockside glasses of wine.

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  4. Hi guys! Loved this video-- so professional!. You both look great and we are just sorry to miss you in the Chesapeake. The weather is definitely NOT cooperating with our plans. Angel Fish is safely tucked in iBaltimore and we are on the train home now-- coming back in a couple of weeks for the next leg to Charleston. Hope Matthew behaves and you two stay safe. Hugs to you both.

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    1. Thank you, Susan. Fingers crossed for a perfect weather window for Angle Fish when you get back. We will be in the Portsmouth, VA area in a couple of weeks but will hope off to Bermuda when we get a weather opportunity.

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  5. Thinking of you guys with Hurricane Matthew out there especially as I din't know where you were. Now seeing you are up the Chesapeake so much happier. Loved the video - fantastic.

    Take Care

    Colin (Moondance)

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    1. Hi Colin - Good to hear from you. We are having a blast. Thankful that Matthew will now veer way off shore but we continue to monitor. We are crossing paths with a few more Tartans down in these waters compared to Boston.

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  6. Well there's going to be one less Tartan in the Boston waters in two weeks. Hauling out for the season. So sad. It's been a great season though.

    Found this about the state of marinas and the waterways going south after HMatthew. Thought it might be of benefit to you.

    http://ahoy.dockwa.com/hurricane-matthew-marina-status

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    1. Hi Colin - Good to hear from you again. I am seeing FB posts of friends preparing for winter storage and enjoying the fall colors in New England. Personally, I am quite grateful that we have many, many more months of summer living ahead of us :-). We are preparing to leave for Bermuda potentially this coming weekend, weather permitting.

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