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https://youtu.be/GXRe7V9FFKg

Joachim Campe is a pretty incredible character We met Joachim at Medana Bay Marina where he was recovering from a heavy surgery. We instantly bonded and I became very interested in his life. Turns out he's had a very interesting one so I sat him down for an interview. Enjoi!

 

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I think probably the FIRST ever sailing Vlogger was Captain Irving Johnson. His first posting in 1929of rounding Cape Horn on the barque Peking  probably predates J.C.s first effort.

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1 hour ago, DDW said:

I think probably the FIRST ever sailing Vlogger was Captain Irving Johnson. His first posting in 1929of rounding Cape Horn on the barque Peking  probably predates J.C.s first effort.

I hear the internet down there was pretty weak when he went around.

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15 hours ago, DDW said:

I think probably the FIRST ever sailing Vlogger was Captain Irving Johnson. His first posting in 1929of rounding Cape Horn on the barque Peking  probably predates J.C.s first effort.

Yeah it was a bit tongue in cheek the title. Vlogger is a very new(and sorta dumb) word. I think Joachim can maybe claim to be the first to have sailed around the world with a young family and documented the whole thing in a professional manner.

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13 hours ago, Ishmael said:

I hear the internet down there was pretty weak when he went around.

think it hasnt improved much since then.

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22 minutes ago, DDW said:

I thought Nikola Tesla invented the internet. But it was purchased and quashed by the Pony Express riders union. 

I was surprised to read the other day that the Pony Express went bust after only 20 months in business. I always had an idea they were around for quite a while.

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The Pony Express was a mail service delivering messages, newspapers, and mail using relays of horse-mounted riders that operated from April 3, 1860, to October 26, 1861, between Missouri and California in the United States of America

 

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1 hour ago, Ishmael said:

The Pony Express was a mail service delivering messages, newspapers, and mail using relays of horse-mounted riders that operated from April 3, 1860, to October 26, 1861, between Missouri and California in the United States of America

Single wire systems and the small unpleasantness in 1861 did in yet another nascent loss making service data company. 

Personally I preferred the pantelegraph

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1 hour ago, DDW said:

I thought Nikola Tesla invented the internet. But it was purchased and quashed by the Pony Express riders union. 

No, it was Al Gore, like he told us.

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20 hours ago, DDW said:

I think probably the FIRST ever sailing Vlogger was Captain Irving Johnson. His first posting in 1929of rounding Cape Horn on the barque Peking  probably predates J.C.s first effort.

There's even a ship named after him:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irving_Johnson_(ship)

If you sail in SoCal you might have seen her.

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2 minutes ago, Godzilla said:

This easy potato soup recipe has been my tried-and-true, back-pocket, all-time-favorite for over a decade now.  It’s perfectly rich and creamy (without using heavy cream), it’s full of flavor (because bland potato soup is the worst), it’s easy to adapt to be vegetarian and/or gluten-free (see below), and it is always, always a crowd fave.  I promise it won’t let you down.

Let’s make some potato soup!

 

Potato Soup Recipe | 1-Minute Video

 

Potato Soup Ingredients:

To make this easy potato soup recipe, you will need:

  • Bacon: I recommend using center-cut bacon here, to keep it a bit more lean.  But any kind of bacon you love will do.  We will also use its leftover grease (or butter, if you prefer) to sauté the veggies for extra flavor.  That said, if you would like to make this soup vegetarian, see my recommendations below for a delicious meatless version.
  • Veggies: Onion and garlic.
  • Flour: We will use flour to make a roux to thicken the soup.  Or if you would like a lighter soup, you can skip this step and just puree part of the soup to thicken it.  (See tips below.)
  • Chicken stock and milk: These will form the broth of our soup.  Feel free to use chicken or veggie stock, and then whatever kind of milk you prefer (I used 2% cow’s milk).
  • Potatoes: I highly recommend making this soup with buttery Yukon gold potatoes.  But russets or red potatoes would also do.
  • Cheese: I recommend a good sharp cheddar cheese here for maximum flavor.
  • Greek yogurt or sour cream: To make the soup extra-creamy.
  • Salt and pepper: Add in as much as you need at the end to season your soup well.

And finally…toppings!  I’m a big believer that the more, the merrier when it comes to toppings and potato soup.  Some classic options could include

  • Extra bacon, extra shredded cheese, thinly-sliced green onions or chives, sour cream, fresh thyme, sprinkle of Cajun seasoning

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How To Make Potato Soup:

To make this potato soup recipe, simply:

  1. Cook the bacon.  Dice and then sauté it in a large stockpot until it’s nice and crispy.  Then transfer the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels, and reserve a few tablespoons of leftover grease in the stockpot (discarding the rest.)
  2. Sauté the veggies. Sauté the onion and garlic in the bacon grease until softened.  Then stir in some flour, to create your roux.
  3. Add broth and potatoes.  Then add the stock, milk and potatoes.  Cook until the potatoes until softened, being sure to stir the soup regularly so that the bottom does not burn.
  4. Add remaining ingredients.  Then stir in the cheese, Greek yogurt (or sour cream), and crispy bacon bits.  Taste and season the soup with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve warm.  Then serve it up, loaded up with all of your favorite toppings!

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Possible Variations:

Guys, there are so many ways to customize this soup!  Some possibilities could include:

  • Make it vegetarian: Nix the bacon.  And in its place, add in 2-3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning for a bit of extra flavor.  (Plus, use butter or olive oil in place of the bacon grease.)
  • Make it gluten-free: You could either:
    • omit the flour, and instead, whisk a tablespoon of cornstarch into the cold milk and then add it to the soup
    • don’t worry about cornstarch/flour at all, and instead, puree half of the soup to thicken it
  • Lighten it up: Feel free to:
    • omit the flour and 2 tablespoons of grease/butter, and instead, puree half of the soup to thicken it
    • use skim milk
    • use turkey bacon (although you may need to add in a little extra olive oil or butter to sauté the veggies)
  • Add in extra seasoning: If you would like to give your soup an extra twist, feel free to add in 1 tablespoon:
  • Use a mix of potatoes: For something different, feel free to use a mix of Yukon gold potatoes and sweet potatoes, for more of a sweet and savory blend of flavors
  • Add in some extra veggies: If you’d like to load this up with extra veggies, feel free to toss in a handful of chopped cauliflower and/or broccoli along with the potatoes.  They work well with this recipe too!

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What To Serve With Potato Soup:

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Lets be honest.  French Toast girl started the whole vlog movement. Before her it was the dark ages.

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OK, it's time to get serious. Here is a proposed list of firsts:

Joshua Slocum - First cruising circumnavigation blogger

Irving Johnson - First commercial ship vlogger, but really this was a one off.  

Eric and Susan Hiscock - First cruising circumnavigating vloggers

Sir Frances Chichester, First small boat circumnavigation via cape horn viral blogger

James Wharram, first mostly nude multihull threesome (note, not a trimaran)

Joachim Campe - First family cruising circumnavigating vlogger

French toast girl - First YouTube viral yacht video

Now, who is the first modern day cruising circumnavigating vloggers? Could it be La Vagabond?

And finally, who is the first boat building vlogger? I think it only counts if they've finished but have any of them finished? 

Am open to suggestions and additions

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38 minutes ago, MauiPunter said:

Lets be honest.  French Toast girl started the whole vlog movement. Before her it was the dark ages.

 

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15 hours ago, Foiling Optimist said:

Irving Johnson - First commercial ship vlogger, but really this was a one off.  

Far from a one off, there are several other films made by Johnson on his several yachts all named Yankee. At one time was a staple for National Geographic movies/TV. The Peking was just his first. 

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18 hours ago, Foiling Optimist said:

Am open to suggestions and additions

Other categories to be filled:

  • First solo female sailor vlogger
  • First sailor-vlogger with Patreon
  • First sunk sailor-vlogger (as in really and terminally sunk, not just a drama queen with damp floorboards)
  • First sailor-vlogger lost at sea
  • First sailor-vlogger killed by pirates
  • First Chinese sailor-vlogger
  • First sailor-vlogger who looks better in a bikini than @dylan winter ;) 
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2 hours ago, Elegua said:

What does Rimas win? First drifting vlogger? Or is that Weed? Does Yrvind count? 

Yrvind should win. He’s the bomb.  He’s smart, and he’s an old man so has earned the right not to give a fuck.  Weed’s on acid- he doesn’t count. Rimas is in a unique “first” class by himself (ever seen the pic of his San Juan 24 that hat blown ashore in some remote Alaska bay, miraculously standing upright on its keel?  Somewhere, somehow, Neptune gave him a pass...)

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19 minutes ago, Jud - s/v Sputnik said:

Yrvind should win. He’s the bomb.  He’s smart, and he’s an old man so has earned the right not to give a fuck.  Weed’s on acid- he doesn’t count. Rimas is in a unique “first” class by himself (ever seen the pic of his San Juan 24 that hat blown ashore in some remote Alaska bay, miraculously standing upright on its keel?  Somewhere, somehow, Neptune gave him a pass...)

Yrvind started strong and has the pictures to prove it, but his latest efforts aren't as impressive. 

I thought Rimas and Weed could compete for drifting vlogger - but the competition in this category is surprisingly stiff. 

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4 hours ago, Elegua said:

Yrvind started strong and has the pictures to prove it, but his latest efforts aren't as impressive. 

I thought Rimas and Weed could compete for drifting vlogger - but the competition in this category is surprisingly stiff. 

Good points.

Which reminds me I made a mistake in my post just above.  Any time one mentions Weed, you have to trip with him.  Don’t worry - it won’t hurt, and might just unlock the Secret of the Universe if you click... :-)

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On 3/29/2021 at 9:20 AM, Foiling Optimist said:

 

Yep, I'm putting out a new episode each Sunday evening 7pm(euro time) Theres 12 in total. 

 

 

Oh Wow, Vernon has starting putting these up and they are worth the watch:

 

 

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On 3/7/2021 at 11:18 PM, DDW said:

I think probably the FIRST ever sailing Vlogger was Captain Irving Johnson. His first posting in 1929of rounding Cape Horn on the barque Peking  probably predates J.C.s first effort.

Saw this thread and came here to post this. Around Cape Horn is on youtube now, and everyone who hasn't seen it should see it.

 

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Great to see that Irving Johsnon video back up. There was a version floating around that I showed many people some years ago that got taken down. I think it's OK to say Johnson may have been the first sailing vlogger but you can still say the Campes are the first cruising vloggers.  It is amazing to see how hard it was to make films at that time, for this latest episode you have two professional broadcasters and they're trying to keep all equipment working in the heat an humidity. There's also a shot of the eldest son acting as sound guy with headphones and a full reel to reel tape machine. I'm guessing Lenny from LaVagabond won't have to do that. 

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The first 'live' sailing vlogger is probably Yves Gelinas, maker of Cape Horn self steering gear.  He would shoot 16mm film, and when he could be interviewed by shortwave radio on Radio Canada.  He even invented the first sailing 'drone', he'd fly a kite carrying a small 16mm camera, and trigger it by sending up a soda can bent into 'wings' to hit the trigger on the camera.

 

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The Family that Dared is the story of the Campe Family who sold everything they owned, built a boat and set off on an adventure none of them would forget. This might sound all too common but the family did it in 1977! This is the 3rd of 12 episodes that Joachim Campe filmed. They were all shot on 16mm film and have not ben seen since airing on German TV in 1984. Joachim, now 83 is very close to finishing another Circumnavigation aboard St Michel, the very same boat that the family sailed on four decades ago. His health has let him down and he is currently recuperating in Lombok, Indonesia and could use your support to get him sailing again. Enjoi!

 

 

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The Family that Dared is the story of the Campe Family who sold everything they owned, built a boat and set off on an adventure none of them would forget. This might sound all too common but the family did it in 1977!
This is the 9th of 12 episodes that Joachim Campe filmed. They were all shot on 16mm film and have not ben seen since airing on German TV in 1984.
Joachim, now 83 is very close to finishing another Circumnavigation aboard St Michel, the very same boat that the family sailed on four decades ago. His health has let him down and he is currently recuperating in Lombok, Indonesia and could use your support to get him sailing again.
Enjoi!
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Visiting remote Bam Island, PNG. EP11 of 12
The Family that Dared is the story of the Campe Family who sold everything they owned, built a boat and set off on an adventure none of them would forget. This might sound all too common but the family did it in 1977!
This is the 11th of 12 episodes that Joachim Campe filmed. They were all shot on 16mm film and have not ben seen since airing on German TV in 1984.
Joachim, now 83 is very close to finishing another Circumnavigation aboard St Michel, the very same boat that the family sailed on four decades ago. His health has let him down and he is currently recuperating in Lombok, Indonesia and could use your support to get him sailing again.
Enjoi!
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1000 miles up the Amazon with an Indian tribe. Ep.12 of 12
The Family that Dared is the story of the Campe Family who sold everything they owned, built a boat and set off on an adventure none of them would forget. This might sound all too common but the family did it in 1977!
This is the 12th of 12 episodes that Joachim Campe filmed. They were all shot on 16mm film and have not ben seen since airing on German TV in 1984.
Joachim, now 83 is very close to finishing another Circumnavigation aboard St Michel, the very same boat that the family sailed on four decades ago. His health has let him down and he is currently recuperating in Lombok, Indonesia and could use your support to get him sailing again.
Enjoi!
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Interview #2 with the FIRST ever Sailing Vlogger, Joachim Campe
Joachim Campe filmed a 12 part series of sailing films beginning in 1977, all these episodes can now be found on my channel. This interview with Joachim was made to find out a bit of his and his families life after their Circumnavigation ended.
Joachim, now 83 is very close to finishing another Circumnavigation in the same boat and is a very interesting character indeed.
Enjoi!
 
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