We made it back to the ship. After two days being exposed to the strong prevailing westerly winds, I can still feel the sensation of resisting the wind as I persistently stepped forward towards the summit of various ridges. It is hard to describe in words the beauty of the Falkland Islands. Remote, yet familiar. With a total land area of 4,700 square miles, the broadest point being 155 miles, life in the Falkland Islands is dominated by the wind and the sea.
About 80 years after the greatest of all naturalists, Charles Darwin, visited the island in two occasions, I wanted to capture the essence of this place from a different perspective. Away from wildlife, and more interested in the patterns and textures of the landscape, I decided to try to fly a Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UVA) to document the magnificent scenery. With wind gusts of more than 40 km an hour, reaching 60 in certain areas, flying a quadcopter to get aerial footage is not easy. I took this as a personal challenge.
For years I came to this park in Zaragoza to ride my bicycle everyday. Today, years after I have returned to capture it in a way it has never been seen before. This is an initial experiment, with many more videos to come. Never Stop Dreaming! I want to thank you the Unmanned Vehicle University to put me up to speed on the the use of Drones, specially my instructor Gene Payson and the founder Jerry Lemieux.
Would you like to see me dancing? As I have recently launched the redesign of my website KIKECALVO.com, I decided to celebrate in Central Park (New York). When in Rome, do as the Romans do. For those interested in learning or traveling with me, please bookmark http://bit.ly/OvwoZ0 . This is the new hub where all the information will be displayed. For those interested in registering for a workshop or receiving information, all activities will be done here: http://bit.ly/1a9jZOb . Thanks much and Never Stop Dreaming! If you are interested in a website like mine, you can go to livebooks.com and use promo code kcalvo15 to receive a discount of 15%off.
In an attempt to achieve balance, I try to ride my Raleigh mountain bike everyday ( http://tinyurl.com/msnvyrx ). This bike has been with me since I was in my early twenties. Both her and me have lived through so many things together, that I think we make a wonderful team. This video captures the sensations I experience when riding with my old friend. Buy a Raleigh: http://tinyurl.com/msnvyrx