Friday, January 9, 2009

"Kia Ora, Y'all" gets moving pictures!

I am not a tech-savvy person. Left to my own devices, I'd probably be writing this blog through a dial-up connection on my Commodore 64. Or typing it up and distributing it by fax.

Chris, on the other hand, is very tech-savvy. As I write this, he is actually sitting across from me reading an entire book on his iPhone, for crying out loud. So he occasionally clues me in on techie stuff, which I appreciate. And so should you, because thanks to him we got a Flip, which means we'll start having video. Which makes me feel very fancy.

Our first video feature is not from our new Flip, however, but from Dot's camera. One of our stops on the 2008 NZ Tour was the Franz Josef glacier.* Chris and Dot did a long day hike on the glacier, which they described as awesome but rather grueling. Because pregnant women are expressly banned from doing this hike and because we had driven a long way to see this damned glacier and I wanted a good view, I took a short helicopter ride over it instead. Amazing. And much easier than hiking for ten hours through icy crevasses, I dare say.

In any event, here is a little snippet of their footage the hike. There's no sound, as there will be when we use the Flip, but after all, it's a glacier. Trust me when I say there's not much to hear.


* Kiwis pronounce "glacier" as "glah-see-air" instead of "glay-sure." At the risk of sounding insensitive to cultural differences, this drives me absolutely insane.

1 comment:

elizabeth said...

holy cow - those folks had pickaxes. i'm so glad you didn't make that hike with the wee one. keep the videos coming.