If you're interested in an adventure, Land of Mist should be at the top of your watch list. The film follows Ed and Wendy Isenhart as they circumnavigate Vancouver Island on their 45 foot sailboat, Integrity. They follow in the wake of Captain George Vancouver, a British officer of the Royal Navy, who explored and charted North America's northwestern Pacific Coast regions in the late 1700's, including the coasts of contemporary British Columbia.
The filmmakers explore all the shorelines and coves that make an adventure like this so captivating. The film was shot in standard definition, but don't let that stop you. This is a voyage that holds up to the test of time, with wildlife, natural beauty, and sailing tales that will carry you through one of the premier cruising grounds of the Pacific Northwest.
Not only do you learn a lot about history, you also learn a lot about sailling, Ed and Wendy really show their talents in this production. This is a must watch for a thousand reasons. You'll be glad you did.
I enjoyed this film greatly. It was a pleasure spending time with Ed and Wendy aboard their sailboat on a sailing adventure. It also told me things I didn't know about the history of Vancouver Island, both of the Native Americans and of its early explorers, and about things like charting and navigating. My favorite things were the sightings of animals, including a sleeping humpback whale, a Pacific octopus, otter, and seabirds. This is truly an expertly produced and edited film and that made the experience memorable.
A trip worth watching. The views and wildlife are great to see. Mother nature shows she is still in charge and must be respected with an adventure like this. The history and current culture along the way was very interesting. Ed and Wendy thanks for sharing your trip with us.
WELL DONE! A slow start quickly builds into a very well done historical/sailing documentary. Both the Skipper and his beautiful wife, Wendy are a pleasure to listen to as they narrate a superb mini-epic. Just a surprising FIVE STARS.
The historical background interwoven with the fantastic scenery and personal insights made for an intriguing story line. Frequent use of charts helped orient the viewer along a exceptionally complicated shoreline. Ed and Wendy wrote a compelling narration, and delivered it in a polished manner. All in all, it was an very enjoyable film.