Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Eastern Horizons DVD

I've just had my first screening of Bryan Smith's new on-the-road DVD Eastern Horizons, the sequel to his excellent Pacific Horizons release last year. The format will be instantly recogniseable to those of you who have followed Justine's This is the Sea movies, while the theme is a jaunt down the eastern seaboard of the North American continent, visiting various paddling locations & personalities. There are some memorable scenes, like a paddler caught in a whirlpool while having a play in a massive tidal zone, & the famous 'Outer Banks' in Georgia which is about as exhilarating a waterway as I can imagine paddling. There are tide races in & around the Bay of Fundy, which has the largest tidal zone in the world; whales & icebergs in Newfoundland, the usual tide race mayhem & enough calmer stuff to keep the tourers happy. The big difference in this movie is the quality - the entire thing is shot in High Definition & the images are so sharp it's frightening. There is a clip on our Sea Kayaking DVD's page which you can load & watch in HD at full screen if your connection is fast - check it out to see the quality. Eastern Horizons has won all sorts of awards at international festivals & is a significant step ahead for sea kayaking movies, taking them up to the exalted levels acheived by the big-budget whitewater films that you can buy by the haystack.
I personally love the opening quote from Isac Dineson:

"The cure for anything is saltwater - sweat,tears or the sea"

We have stock for sale through our online store for $44.95 including free postage nationally.

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