Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Quantum Leap

Maui has recently been visited by a "drifter". On Thursday night a 48 foot sailboat named "Quantum Leap" drifted onto the reef at Baby Beach in Spreckelsville, after drifting on the open ocean for a couple of weeks.
Friday morning my good friend Suzie called me to tell me I should come down and take some pictures.

Apparently the crew had to be rescued due to generator problems, rough seas and an injured captain. It is amazing to me that you can just let a boat of that size drift along until it finds something to crash into.

Thursday morning. It still had a sail, a dirt bike, an outboard motor
and whatever was on the inside.
Can't help getting "artsy". Slow shutter speed and zooming in.

By Saturday morning, the tide and swell had pushed it into the bay where people like to swim and exercise and it had also been pretty striped of anything that could be removed including the dirt bike. Not sure how they took that off but where there is a will, there is a way I suppose.

No pot of gold under this rainbow!

I used 3 neutral density filters on this image to get a slow enough shutter
speed to slow the water down.

Quantum Leap has run its course.
A little pile of trash that people have collected.

Party Barge!
Looks like an accident waiting to happen to me.

At the end of the day, it makes for a nice subject matter.

For more information on this unfortunate journey, click on this link.
Watch the video on youtube:

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