Wednesday, August 19, 2015

GoPro Epic Fails

Nothing makes one feel old and feeble like a GoPro. It's a great product in theory. Something portable to capture all of those fantastic family adventures. So why, after going through over 7000 (yes that's 3 zeros after the 7) pictures and videos, did we have so many GoPro fail moments?

Take a camera/ video recorder about the size of a match box, place it in a waterproof case, throw on a snorkel mask, submerge yourself under water and good luck capturing all those awesome family memories. Half the time we can't figure out if we're taking a picture or recording a video. 

What the hell is going on? I look thrilled.

Who doesn't want to capture a close up of a towel?

Fantastic 3 second video of my typical, "I'm using the GoPro" face.

Here's one to show the grandkids one day.

Terrapin Crew - 0     GoPro - 1

Day late and a dollar short dad...guess we'll capture that family moment, never.

Beats me.

The best of all our GoPro fails had to be the video I took. For some unknown reason I had the GoPro in my hand and took a video of myself frantically running around the boat naked trying to help Jessica who had just been stung on the lip by a Portuguese Man O War. I couldn't look uglier if I tried!

All is not lost. There was that one time when the stars aligned and we sucessfully took a picture with our GoPro using a selfie stick (before the selfie stick turned into a rusted pile of crap thanks to always being underwater).


  1. Hilarious & kudos to you for being willing to share those really flattering pictures of yourself. Awesome!!

  2. Haha! Love this post - had a good giggle! :)

  3. Love this post!!! This is like me with our regular DSLR!!

  4. OMGosh I am laughing out loud at 5:13am! LOL Thanks
    PS from a new to boating person Have you got "corrosion X" to keep your tools etc from rusting? I also put silica gel packets and put them everwhere....I even found a little compartment to put them in my printer!

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  6. Thank you for your post! I bought a GoPro a few years back and have lots of moments like yours, too. Perhaps the newer models work better and the battery life is longer?