Ship’s Blog

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    The pelagic and the equator

    Saturday morning found me chatting with the crew about how it felt to be so disconnected from the world in an era where we have come to be so very reliant on constant and rapid channels of communication. The topic came to light after more […]

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    There’s no easy way to tell you this

    “There’s no easy way to tell you this…” It’s 1215 and we’re all gathered in the cockpit. Lunch has just been served and eaten and our Skipper Imogen has the floor for our daily briefing. As the words reverberate around the group I feel my […]

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    Mother Nature denies us Ascension

    Today came the decision I have been anticipating regarding our relentless attempts to realistically reach Ascension Island within the allotted time frame. Due to the light airs off of Senegal followed by ambiguous squalls of the doldrums and finally the headwinds below, it is simply […]

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    The Inter Tropical Convergence Zone

    Apparently one of my many catch phrases has transpired to be “well, we may as well be in the English Channel”. This may partially be due to the fact that as of yesterday I had been wearing foul weather gear for 48 hours and everything […]

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    Amazing Grace

    In this blog we have 3 viewpoints from Em’s (First mate) watch team. Sounds like the girls are having a heavy but exhilarating ride! Sarah: I am in my bunk, there is just enough room to roll onto my side but not enough room to […]

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    Greatest Scientific Problems

    It’s day 8 and 713 miles to Ascension. We all have our routines and fill our days with eating, sleeping, watches, science, cooking, cleaning and down time. This could be anything such as laundry, writing, reading and exercise. Starting yesterday we all began getting completely […]

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    Surrender

    Night watch 4a.m 7 Nov In Native American ceremonies throwing up is called “getting well” . It is something to be done proudly in front of the tipi fire. It is illness moving out of the body physically. I really got well last night. I […]

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    Night Watch

    On board SeaDragon: Sunday 8 November The moon is a tangerine smile, the sky rich with stars. We see dolphins dancing in phosphorescent waters. A locust drops into the cockpit and we discuss whether or not to kill it. By 4 am there are thousands of them […]

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    Life on an ocean passage by Emily

    As Sunday began we were still in the process of eradicating the last of our increasingly annoying visitors from the insect kingdom. Heather, a 62 year old former sheet metal worker from San Francisco, first referred to as the ‘mother’ of the crew has since […]

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    In at the deep end in Dakar

    So – waking up the first morning in Dakar, I had one mission: get the batteries for my underwater drone at the DHL office. As this is the very first prototype of the drone, it is not yet sized to fit in carry on luggage, […]

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