I’m one of those “the grass is always greener” types. When I’m out in the field, I crave the comforts of home, friends, and family. When I’m at home, I get itchy feet after a week or so and just want to get back underwater and get stuck into a filming assignment again.
Its been a while since I got back from Djibouti, and I’ve spent around a month in the office, so I’m excited that things are about to get busy again. I’m now packing for our next trip. This one has multiple goals;
• A week long diving expedition in the Bahamas on the MV Shearwater; we’ll be specifically looking to film great hammerhead sharks.
• A shoot at the Cape Eleuthra Institute, also in the Bahamas. Here we’ll be filming a shark research project that SOSF is sponsoring.
• A quick one-day shoot in Fort Lauderdale, Flodida, with SOSF scientist Mahmood Shivji; documenting his research project that is investigating shark geneticsand toxins in shark fins.
• And finally; We’ll be helping out to complete SOSF’s new permanent exhibition within the London aquarium and filming the press opening.
So, this means a lot of traveling; around two months out in the field. Excellent!
I suspect by the end of that lot I’ll be well ready for the green green grass of home again, but right now I just want to get in the water.
Back to the packing.