13 Dhj 2020
232 900 Shikime

Going up the mast turned into a full-blown wildlife rescue and rehabilitation mission. 🦇
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It takes effort to cram a one-hour job into three and finely tuned skills to turn it into a full-day event. It’s the one thing I feel we’re truly gifted at.
This week we were particularly on fire. What was supposed to be a simple job of going up the mast to swap out the radar dome turned into a full-blown wildlife rescue and rehabilitation mission.
Turns out, you never know what you’re going to find up there.
We’re Jason and Nikki Wynn. We been living #OffTheGrid and exploring the world for 10 years.
Our first six years of travel were an epic road trip around North America.
Now we’re on a sailing voyage about the world. Did we have any previous sailing experience, of course not!
Neither of us is overly talented, smart, rich, lucky, or retired. But that doesn’t stop us from reaching far-flung destinations, having wild adventures and managing everything that makes living aboard a moving vessel possible.
We’re two ordinary people that just so happen to live an extraordinary life.
And this is why we publish our lives on the world wide web. We share in hopes of inspiring you to find your adventure.
Timestamps if you like to Jump Around:
00:00 Here Goes Nuthin'
00:10 Intro (short)
00:37 A New Radar?
02:20 BIG Banana Hammock
02:44 Climbing the Mast
03:58 Removing the Radar from the Mast
05:58 A Giant Fruit Bat on the Mast
06:40 Installing the Radar
08:14 Should We Rescue the Bat?
09:00 Bat Rescue Mission
11:36 Oh No!
12:16 No Veterinarians on this Island!
13:08 Sailboat Bat Surgery
14:53 Building a Bat Shelter
16:09 About our Giant Fruit Bat (Flying Fox)
18:06 Bat Sanctuaries & a Test Flight
19:03 Rest, Recovery and a Sad Goodbye
20:33 Bloopers
#BoatLife #Catamaran #TravelVlog #DigitalNomad #LifeStyle #Sailboats
© Gone With the Wynns 2020

  • Your videos are always so interesting and informative. I love watching your adventures.

    G- BgcgG- BgcgDitë më parë
  • Wow!! What an awesome story and a great outcome.

    RayRay3 ditë më parë
  • Ok Jason no more hanging with Keith for you.

    james sparksjames sparks4 ditë më parë
  • I love people who loves animals

    eleanor bacosaeleanor bacosa8 ditë më parë
  • I’m thinking .. McGyver....!!! And Cyril was a hero! Best bat rescue I’ve seen on YT. And educational! Now I’m thinking this little fur baby tapped into your love of pussy cats. 🇳🇿🇳🇿🐑🐑🤗🤗🤣🤣

    Anne MacleodAnne Macleod11 ditë më parë
  • Batty McBatface.

    Bernard KariukiBernard Kariuki11 ditë më parë
  • Oh gosh I love love love this video! Bless you all for doing such an amazing rescue!😘😘😘

    Michele BUSHNIKMichele BUSHNIK16 ditë më parë
  • thank you guys for your kindness to that poor innocent scared critter.

  • Jason .....the batman 🦇. Great job with the radar. Also so kind to help out the poor bat.

    Sandy JSandy J20 ditë më parë
  • I'm trying to figure out who the 126 people are that consistently don't like these videos? Is there a club or something?

    Tom BriggsTom Briggs21 ditë më parë
  • Wow, giant cockroach seen at 2:13 coming out of the Garmin Radar Packaging.

    Adrian CheokAdrian Cheok23 ditë më parë
  • Nah, na, na, na, na, naaaaa....nah,

    terry mcnickleterry mcnickle23 ditë më parë
    • 😜

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns22 ditë më parë
  • That was nice!

    Enrique BruzualEnrique Bruzual23 ditë më parë
  • Saved a Life 🦇 ♥️

    Tree ClimberTree Climber24 ditë më parë
  • 2:11 seconds inn you see a cockroach Leave the package he was opening.....

    John LivleyJohn LivleyMuaj më parë
  • Cool save with the bat. Nice to see people still care. Thanks Sid

    Sid MaySid MayMuaj më parë
  • Awe 🥰, yeah!

    looyo Summerslooyo SummersMuaj më parë
  • very good people

    Michael EastMichael EastMuaj më parë
  • Again you guys amaze me! Your heart and compassion for living creatures and taking it upon yourself to be of help! You both are amazing people... your hearts and compassion shine bright! Blessing!

    Sharon ClineSharon ClineMuaj më parë
  • Slowly watching all of these backwards, incredible to see how much work and love you both put into your vessel and personal passions

    H WH WMuaj më parë
  • And bat rabies is non-pathogenic to humans. I caught them and worked with African fruit bats while reading my Biological Sciences degree

    shane walkershane walkerMuaj më parë
  • You guys rock!!! ✌🏻💗😊❣️

    Donna KawanaDonna KawanaMuaj më parë
  • Jenny at Tolga is the best what ever she said do it!!!

    Donna KawanaDonna KawanaMuaj më parë
  • Wow! Fruit Bat what a wonderful thing to have done Nikki. Not getting away from the heroism of Jason swaping over the radar. He might as well have been up on the space station it was that tense and good old Cecil to the rescue ,Bat whisperer extraordinaire . 🦇

    StephenStephenMuaj më parë
  • That old radar is the company engineering team's wet dream of life-cycle data. It will be stripped down to its components and every bit of wear, tear, and component degradation will be compared against their MTBF expectations.

    No Longer AmusedNo Longer AmusedMuaj më parë
  • 20:35 bat update coming to you from the bat cave. lol im dead

    Robert SeecharranRobert SeecharranMuaj më parë
  • Great story 👏

    Stephen JamiesonStephen JamiesonMuaj më parë
  • Nice story. Great job Wynns, Cyril and Jenny. 👍

    DamoDamoMuaj më parë
  • So heartwarming to see these kind people save Miss Batty.... she must have been terrified when she was stuck high up on that pole in that heat. Wonderful you guys rescued and nursed her back to health. And now she’s all better and back to her life ❤️

    Nadia ListerNadia ListerMuaj më parë
  • Straight men do not make banana hammock jokes and than laugh at them in public.

    Omega ManOmega ManMuaj më parë
  • That experience would have driven me batty...

    Steven DragooSteven DragooMuaj më parë
    • 😜

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the WynnsMuaj më parë
  • Im so happy I stumbled onto your channel !!!!!WOW Amazing idk how many videos i have binged

    vasquezmatt10vasquezmatt10Muaj më parë
    • Thanks for sailing with us! 💙💛💙

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the WynnsMuaj më parë
  • I want to call her Vladia. Are we all in love with Cyril now?

    Glln WvrGlln Wvr2 muaj më parë
  • Banana hammock for the Whynn! 🍌

    Michele DeLucaMichele DeLuca2 muaj më parë
    • 😂😂

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns2 muaj më parë
  • You guys rock.....

    darci12udarci12u2 muaj më parë
  • Great video you can imagine batty going home and her husband saying “what time do you call this “ batty says “you will not believe what happened to me “ 👍👍👍

    AndyAndy2 muaj më parë
  • I love how you were Whispering whenever the bat was in his convalescence. Like in a hospital.

    Michael MillerMichael Miller2 muaj më parë
  • So moving! And cool to see you saw a situation and did what you could to act on it. Well played!

    Gregory BaskinGregory Baskin2 muaj më parë
  • Awesome rescue ending ... you guys are "good folk". :)

    CGFCGF2 muaj më parë
  • thank you guys for your rescue

    Write Draw PaintWrite Draw Paint2 muaj më parë
  • That bat is beautiful!!

    Tala AnaanTala Anaan2 muaj më parë
  • I’m crying! How sweet ❤️

    heather Spendloveheather Spendlove2 muaj më parë
  • I luv you guys for saving the bat😔😭

    Girlonfire 2.0Girlonfire 2.03 muaj më parë
  • This was actually interesting

    Arman UnitedArman United3 muaj më parë
  • My husband and I have been watching you guys for a few years (under my husbands account (J Vesser) and I had to get on here as Bart now... (I have a kids book series about bats ) because I had a bat that I saved and helped out of my house at gently as I could- I named the bat Bart (and I have pics of the actual bat on my site- when I set him free he bat wiggled to the side of my deck and dangled over the step on my deck. It was hilarious, and CUTE!

    Bart the BatBart the Bat3 muaj më parë
  • Crazy how the world and nature just naturally makes content for you. 😄

    Brandi DefoorBrandi Defoor3 muaj më parë
  • They are adorable - and probably make wonderful pets, but let nature be nature :D If the bat couldn't fly, then someone would have to take it in.. of course it would be spoilt like a cat, getting fresh fruit all the time. For some reason, I see boats and squirrels in my mind. Great Video - I can understand that your safe at the top of the mask, but the height is always scary (it's natural to fear falling)

    Darren MunsellDarren Munsell3 muaj më parë
  • 2:10 Roach, bottom right hand corner of the box...

    Justin StanleyJustin Stanley3 muaj më parë
  • Screw the bat. That's the zombie virus right there.

    I have no nameI have no name3 muaj më parë
  • Next video: The bat didn't make it, so we decided to make bat soup and thus discovered a new virus

    Proper GanderProper Gander3 muaj më parë
  • I'm sure the Bat was relieved to realize you weren't Chinese. A safe cage beats a boiling pot any day.

    Don DilDon Dil3 muaj më parë
  • That was amazing! I’m so glad you decided to save batty! And I’d love a tshirt no joke! Just love you guys ❤️🤗💋

    Pamela FlexerPamela Flexer3 muaj më parë
  • I saw the bug run out the front right corner too, it looked like a whacking great cockroach!!

    whotknotswhotknots3 muaj më parë
  • Well done!

    Andy FyonAndy Fyon3 muaj më parë
  • Bat? You know the corona virus came from…

    Voyage BlueVoyage Blue3 muaj më parë
  • Sweet. Love the compassion that you guys bring to each encounter. Love seeing the connections that you forge with other humans too through your compassion and your willingness to always be helpers. Precious little Batty McVain. 🥰 🦇

    Amy LeePardAmy LeePard3 muaj më parë
  • Fantastic video!! Love the bat rescue and rehabilitation. Awesome job 👍

    Jeff BradburnJeff Bradburn3 muaj më parë
  • They don't want to make it better. They want to figure out what made it last so long so they can ensure it never happens again lol. More sales. (Saw a cartoon like this in an old Mad Magazine)

    Charlie AzogthsothCharlie Azogthsoth3 muaj më parë
  • Wow! I REALLY ENJOYED this vlog and Batty McVein/McVane! SO interesting!!!!! You guys did an epic job with saving her and SO great to see through your vlog! Teresa

    tinchina85tinchina853 muaj më parë
  • Love how you always seem to care for animals anywhere in the world that you can.

    Aaron MontgomeryAaron Montgomery3 muaj më parë
  • Is it going to break my banana hammock? Best line ever.

    GladtobemomGladtobemom3 muaj më parë
  • From cats to bats. What a manageri you have had!

    dmpyron2dmpyron23 muaj më parë
  • Great to see people caring more and more about everything nature... it wasn’t that long ago no one would’ve bothered to save her. Well done x.

    id10tcertifiedid10tcertified3 muaj më parë
  • I love you guys. Subscribed !

    christine alessandrinichristine alessandrini3 muaj më parë
  • Awesome!!

    Timothy SullivanTimothy Sullivan3 muaj më parë
  • We love you both dearly, and thank you for saving that bat! What a cutie! ❤️

    RV FoodiesRV Foodies3 muaj më parë
  • Cool story, you guys have a knack of entertaining us. Look forward to your escapades on the water. Happy new year to you both.

    Michael Terence CockcroftMichael Terence Cockcroft3 muaj më parë
  • What a great ending to that story. Thank you for doing it.

    Hans EtterHans Etter3 muaj më parë
  • good on you to save the bat .thing happen for a reason if your radar had not failed you may never had spotted the bat

    Mark BonsallMark Bonsall3 muaj më parë
  • I hope in future radar packaging they give a hoist point or two. Bat's name should be Petard because she was hosted by hers!

    Timothy SuhrTimothy Suhr3 muaj më parë
  • So is it now Batamaran Curiosity 🤔 Too 🌽y ??

    jason scottjason scott3 muaj më parë
    • @Gone with the Wynns I like it‼️To expand on your idea, maybe a bat shaped vane. Your commercial the Bat Wynn Vane: “LOOK, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! NO! It’s the Bat Wynn Vane! Guano sold separately...” Sell the idea make a million but please cut me in I need to buy a boat😜

      jason scottjason scott3 muaj më parë
    • 😆😆 We could hang a tiny bat from the wind vane in the logo?

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns3 muaj më parë
  • In a world for of craziness, this was touching story! Good job!

    David GorlickiDavid Gorlicki3 muaj më parë
  • Nice jobs 👍👍👍👍

    wadda funiturewadda funiture3 muaj më parë
  • Banana hammock 😂😂😂😂 I always thought that was something else

    Paula HamiltonPaula Hamilton3 muaj më parë
  • awesome story with a great outcome. well done

    lance branniganlance brannigan3 muaj më parë
  • Great video. Happy for the bat 🦇.

    St MylesSt Myles3 muaj më parë
  • Looked it up, the hole will close over time and leave a scar. Pretty amazing.

    DriftaholiCDriftaholiC3 muaj më parë
  • Great vid... I'd of loved 2 see even more of that cute bat... It looked like Batty took a moment deciding whether 2 stay with u guys or return 2 the wild... She seemed quite happy in her cage... U guys clearly took excellent care of her..! Great job guys.

    Max MaxMax Max3 muaj më parë
  • Love the care you gave the little bat. Once had one land and hang on the reefing points of my main sail about two hundred miles off shore in the Gulf of Maine. Blown out in a storm. Little guy spent two days in the cabin on the veggie hammock. Then left us the night we made landfall in Marble head MA. Bats are very cool. Not sure if they really like to be petted. Ours seemed to tolerate the attention.

    Blair CooperBlair Cooper4 muaj më parë
  • Absolutely incredible story telling. You guys rock!

    Timothy PaynterTimothy Paynter4 muaj më parë
  • So you sweep desert dirt where you boodocked but "kick out" a bird's nest with eggs ? Really ?

    Jay F. B.Jay F. B.4 muaj më parë
    • Relocating a nest doesn’t work and once we disturbed the nest by undoing the stack pack, the parents abandon the nest. The damage is done, hence the sadness. It’s a boat headed to sea, not a tree.

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns4 muaj më parë
  • Timestamp 2:11 - cockroach exiting the box on the right edge! Not a stowaway you want sailing around the world with! ;-) OK, NEVER MIND... I SEE THAT MANY PEOPLE SAW IT! (But, they're still disgusting, vile, creatures!)😱

    Ken JelinekKen Jelinek4 muaj më parë
  • THAT was truly unique, and well done! You made it quite interesting as well!

    Brian FordBrian Ford4 muaj më parë
  • Great story and she looked like she was reluctant to go, but knew that new adventures were on her horizon.

    Travel FanaticalTravel Fanatical4 muaj më parë
  • 2:10 cockroache as big as a mouse coming out of the box....

    MatacabronesMatacabrones4 muaj më parë
  • Wow - just like someone else stated - when you were holding the stick to set her free, she looked at you!!! I imagine that was one last look to say thank you! How did you feel when she flew away? Wow - such a touching story!!!

    Donald CheathamDonald Cheatham4 muaj më parë
  • oh Jay... whyyyyy did you have to say "my Banana Hammock"?! HAHAHAHAAA!

    Kate BrandKate Brand4 muaj më parë
    • Do you have to ask?? I'll make sure he sees this one haha. Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns4 muaj më parë
  • "is my banana hammock going to break?" ..lmao... how about would my wife be safe standing under this radar? :)

    Mo HavieMo Havie4 muaj më parë
  • This is up with your whale experience. You have an great way of sharing these natural interactions.

    David TurnerDavid Turner4 muaj më parë
  • What a great story about the "little" bat, love your videos

    Tassilo MTassilo M4 muaj më parë
  • Yet another heroic adventure by the Wynns. Ya'll are on pace for a lifetime achievement award. Ya'll are good eggs.

    R2robotR2robot4 muaj më parë
  • Nikki visiting her home town and this were two of my all time favorite episodes. I feel blessed to have happened upon your channel, love all that you do.

    robwasrobwas4 muaj më parë
  • Oh my gosh you guys finally made it in the water and what a freaking Splashdown! I am so glad to see you guys have survived, and have missed you dearly. You were my first Dream sale , that we have been following for over a year now. I am a little under funded myself, but when that does change I will gift you for all of the good times that you have shown us in your adventures. I love you guys and have missed you in the water, and because I am Pisces, I want to see more of your videos LOL. Thank God you're still alive , and you are my adventure for me , if I were you I would be doing the same thing, but I'm me and you are you, and I can live my life through your adventures. Thank you so much to God and to you for having such intelligence to get through every bit of your troubles through the help of God's hand. God be with you he must be with you in order to save you from all the turmoil that is out there. And when I get a chance we will meet one day either in this life or the one to come. Sincerely your cellmate, Daniel. Love you guys Keep On Keepin On and happy sails. I am a hiker and we say happy trails to those who are on the hike, so,.

    Daniel HerronDaniel Herron4 muaj më parë
  • You guys are awesome saving that helpless little bat😢 That brought tears to my eyes and now I don't despise bats like I used to lol!

    Colleen reimerColleen reimer4 muaj më parë
  • Flying foxes can carry Hendra virus, look it up. Certain death if you catch it.

    Aussie FarmerAussie Farmer4 muaj më parë
  • Bats a hell of a video, Well done ! ... Stay Safe & Fair Winds from Ireland !!

    Bob GabbettBob Gabbett4 muaj më parë
  • cute ending

    Champs Visions 3DChamps Visions 3D4 muaj më parë
  • Fruit bats are nothing but flying rats, full of disease that can kill humans after infecting horses. We have lost a few people down here in Oz to them.

    Lars LangeLars Lange4 muaj më parë
  • Thanks for saving the bat!

    Neal BirchNeal Birch4 muaj më parë
  • So heartwarming! What a cute little bat! And Jason has the best weiner jokes ever. 😂

    shhoshshhosh4 muaj më parë