Ship’s Blog

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    Amor la Mar

    Making the unseen seen as it relates to ocean pollution and coastal conservation is as big of a deal to me as the ocean is vast. It’s been a life mission of mine since as long as I can remember. I often explain it as […]

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    Welcome to 24 Hour Living

    We’ve been at sea for 4 days now and I am finally starting to feel adjusted to all of the newness. New routines, new roles, new food, and new companions. When we first set off from Recife and started the watch system, Emily the First […]

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    Disconnect / Desapegar

    As the sight of land disappears, there is one word in particular that resonates that of disconnect. We are finally sailing, as smoothly as possible, and sensing the elements that we would not usually notice in our everyday lives on land. We now adapt to […]

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    Home to Sea – Leaving Recife

    Thursday saw the new crew arrive and the mixture of excitement and apprehension could easily be sensed among them. I had begun my day in the morning heat of the engineering district of Recife where I had arranged to pick up a bespoke brass fitting […]

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    Troubleshooting

    Smooth Sailing is only part of it, the part story books are made of. Sometimes the best laid plans are just that. Our first morning aboard Sea Dragon, our new home for the next 18 + days, was one of team building, and getting the […]

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    Hello World! eXXpedition Amazon is now underway!

    As I write, we sail a course of 090 degrees heading North East at approximately 5 knots bound for Georgetown, Guyana from Recife, Brazil. Ahh Recife, and beautiful Brazil. The past week has seen the eXXpedition Ascension team exchange for the eXXpedition Amazon team, and […]

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    Mission Recife

    Every day here in Brazil presents another crazy story or mini adventure as step by step we prepare the boat for the next leg of our journey up the coast of South America to Guyana. We appear to have been befriended by some local wide […]

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    Plastics & Pollution From Dakar to Recife: Meeting the Locals

    It has been six days since we arrived in Recife. Two days later, the 28th we said goodbye to Sea Dragon. The day following our arrival we immediately checked into the Port Authority and Customs, all together with our passports in hand which took a […]

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    Land A’Hoy!

    10.30am, Tuesday 24 November. Land has been sighted. Heather has won the game – first one to spot land doesn’t have to help with the dinghy. To put this into context, sherking dinghy duties is the ultimate prize today and something to be very smug […]

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    Watch

    I want to describe ”watch”. A totally unatural but necessary evil that advances the plot of sailing. It entails so many triumphal moments that I feel compelled to illuminate it in mind-numbing detail in order for all of us to understand this discipline; watch. I […]

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