Q&A: Capturing Bioluminescence, Cats, Visas and More
We’ve done Q&A’s in the past but this one is a little different. Our videos spur on a lot of questions…especially this last one. (Most Intense Bioluminescence Ever & A 42 Hour Bus Trip)
- How did we capture those Bioluminescene? Were they really that blue? Was the water nuclear or radioactive?
- Why take such a long bus trip? Why not take a flight or rent a car?
- What about the cats? How long were they alone, were they ok?
- What about the French Polynesia Visas? We’re they approved or not?
They are all good questions, so we brewed up a fresh pot o’ joe and answered them. Ready for some coffee talk?
Do you like this type of casual Q&A? Maybe we can make it a normal thing?!? Could give us the chance to answer a lot of common questions that come up. We pulled the questions directly from the comments section on Patreon, our website, Instagram and YouTube. No matter where you prefer to chime in, we see you. ?
Links and Other Things In The Video
- Bioluminescence capturing Pocket cam: gonewiththewynns.com/product/productsony-dsc-rx100m-iii-cyber-shot-digital-still-camera
- French Polynesia Visa Application Process Part 1: gonewiththewynns.com/sailing-french-polynesia-visa
Ecuador Bus Travel Tips: gonewiththewynns.com/bioluminesence-bus-trip-ecuador
Adorable Stacking Fox Mugs. Sorry ladies and gents, we purchased those over five years ago. We can’t find them online anywhere. I did find some neat sea creature ones though: https://amzn.to/2JAjLZG
Our Pour Over Coffee Set: https://amzn.to/2uzbQax
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We have a cat so we enjoy the cats activities in your videos.
Not only have I enjoyed your blogs from like way back, but just seeing that I share a 1st name and date of birth just added to the cool factor. Need to + 10 years to mine unfortunately .
My only comment is, are you both always upbeat ? I wish I could be happy like that all the time .. do you find your happiness has got better since the travel started ?
Ya’ll are crazy. But in a good way. Love your adventures and the videos are so well done I look forward to them every Sunday. Miss Kate and was so happy you had a video with a proper send off for her. Now for the burning question I have. Where did you find that adorable head wrap and how can I get one and do my hair that way? Help please Nikki. Oh one other thing. Do you have those cool T-shirts available with the Curiousity logo on it? If not, you should. Thanks
I’m a sucker for any of your videos. Didn’t worry about your cats as I knew you’d have taken care of them. The bioluminescence was incredible!!!!! Loved it.
You guys are SO fun! Thank you for the great explanations and – as always – adorable video! If all in the boating community are like you, then it must be a warm and wonderful community. Wishing all the best on your journey to French Polynesia!!!
Jason & Anastasia Ensminger
Jason & Nikki, we have seen other cruisers have difficulty in Ecuador with various problems from expensive marinas to customs stalling departures and seemingly preventing checkout of the country. Would you recommend avoiding the country altogether or is it worth the hassle?
I loved the bioluminescence (sp?) I would like to jump into that water and see what happens.
I like the casual Q&A. I wondered about some of those! Thanks for sharing your adventures with us!
Sandra & the 2 Spaniels
Loved the Q & A. I wanted to laugh when Kate talked about your wardrobe. I was one who thought that Nikki must have 12 secret closets on that boat, just jam packed with goodies! Your outfits always look fresh, new, and current. We can use your styling tips!
Good follow-up vid. Thanks!
By-the-by… I notice you guys don’t wear wedding rings. Any particular reason?
Hey Jim, Curious Minion jumping in here. They’ve answered this one before: it’s never a good idea to wear rings on a boat where you constantly have lines running through your hands and where there are metal cleats and hatch rings & such all over the deck. If something catches on your ring you can lose a finger in a hot second. It’s just a safety thing.
mary g reinard
Hello, you two…I’m a new patreon member, YAY:)… I very much enjoyed this video and look forward to possible seeing more. I like hearing about the nuts and bolts of your lifestyle.
Hi Nikki and Jason,
I’m one of those that made the leap to full time RVing and started watching your RV vids several years ago. I’ve been full time now for a little over 2 years.
Anyway…I got hooked on your awesome personalities and positivity and been a faithful follower for almost 4 years. I love all the videos! This last Q&A was perfect! Down to earth, no frills, yet just wonderful! I wish I could afford to be a Patreon, but can’t. I get your emails, follow on all social media except Twitter. Just don’t like Twitter, love you guys, just not…well I hope you get my drift. I do buy through your Amazon link when I buy stuff!
You are doing great work! I love all your vids from the first RV one I found and then over two plus years of email notifications !!! You guys rock!!! But don’t hit any rocks, ha ha.
Thank you infinity plus one for being who you are, doing what you’re doing, all TOP KNOTCH!!!
Love you even tho I never met you! You’re in my prayers daily!!
I don’t think I’ve ever left a comment before, but you asked for feedback. I love your videos (started watching for rv information several years ago, got hooked and have watched ever since). I loved the mini q&a and think more of them would be wonderful.
Thank you Rebecca!
I love watching your videos and reading your blog.
Hi guys! We are fulltime RV-ers, travelling through Europe and North Africa. We do have plans to ship our RV to the USA and travel around for a year. We love your videos! What I really would like to see (or read) are some of the meals you are cooking and eating, while travelling. That is always a challenge on the road, because you never know, what is available in stores, especially in North Africa. It seems to me that you are really good in eating healthy foods on the road and at sea. 🙂 I wish you happy travels! Forgive any mistakes I have made in my English, it is not my native language…
Your English is great! Thanks so much for the suggestion. I have been trying to wrap my head around food segments because we get the request so often. I have a couple I am going to start with and we’ll see how they go over. Because as you said, food variety and availability varies from place to place.
As always I love your videos and look forward to each one! I do have a question about the T-Shirts that I saw Kate and John wearing. Is it possible to purchase one? Besides telling others about your lifestyle and videos, this would be a great way to spread the word about your wonderful sailing life!
Stay safe and looking forward to the next video!
Thanks so much Rhonda! I am so excited you asked. I have been working hard on setting up a store and it will launch any day now. I won’t make a big deal about it for another couple of weeks as I wait on all of our samples to arrive. But, it will be here on our site!
You make me smile! I admit it, I had thought of those questions while watching on Sunday. I did what many do when they don’t know things – I filled in the blanks with my own answers. I love the fact that you took time to answer the questions and post a bonus video! Thanks!
Yeah, mission accomplished! Thanks Jan.
Loved the mini update and answers! I too was worried about the cats and I’m not even a cat lover. 🙂 Your videos are a notch above most others and so enjoyable to watch. We really appreciate your standards in all things and I hope you understand what I mean without spelling it out or having to compare to others. 🙂
I appreciate that sooo much. We put in tremendous effort to publish work we are proud of. So, to hear you appreciate the efforts makes it all the more worth it. Thank you.
Les in OR
Nikki, have you ever considered providing links to your clothes? I suspect some are purchased wherever you might be traveling and difficult to link to, but maybe other items are purchased online? You have a great sense of style and I would love the chance to buy some of the unique tops and dresses you are wearing in your videos.
I get that question often and I wish I could. So much of my wardrobe is old and no longer sold. Which really makes me happy you left this comment, because the top I am wearing in this video is over 8 years old. Good to know it doesn’t look it’s age. I could link back to some of our first RV videos with exactly the same outfit on. That said, I have considered sharing my tiny closet tips. How to choose clothes that are easily mixed and matched, versatile and adventure friendly. So, if you have any specific wardrobe questions let me know and I will try and answer them.
Les in OR
No worries! I just thought it might be fun to get some of your cute tops, as well as a way for you to make a little extra money for my purchases. I pretty much live in Eddie Bauer and LL Bean clothes and love the more feminine looks of your tops. BTW, some of my clothes are well over a decade old. Maybe even from the previous century. 😉
Yes I enjoyed the Q & A video. It helped to clear up the minor questions that always seem to be left. Twenty minute regular videos regardless how well edited can not explain all the details of your experiences. Keep up the great work.
Hi. Liked the video very much. I, too, was wondering about the cats since I have a wonderful 3-year-old cat myself and have never left it for more than a few hours, but would like to…. 😉