Ship’s Blog

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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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    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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    There has been a lot of talk about survival lately. We have run out of eggs, a few bags of bread left and no more fresh fruits and vegetables. Emily had to round up and ration the remaining cans of fruit. She announched the other […]

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    Plastic in our bodies and plastic in our seas – Let’s get our heads out of the (plastic) sand

    During this journey I’ve strived to learn more about plastics, about the effects it can cause in the ocean, on marine life and our health. Luckily we’ve got competence onboard Sea Dragon; toxicologists and marine biologists who can answer most of my questions regarding chemicals […]

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    The anticipation of Brazil

    After the fickle conditions that dictated our journey south at the start of this adventure, it was a welcome relief to pick up the south easterly trade winds that offer us consistency as we sail on a beam reach towards Recife, Brazil. Our sail plan […]

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    Life on board as a Storyteller. (Or Navigating Nausea.)

    My intention to sail the Atlantic with scientists and sailors is to create stories that are imbued with facts and embroiled with enchantment. The rest of the crew were excited to hear that there would be a storyteller on board and have been waiting curiously […]

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    Legends Of The Yukon Pirate

    When I was in grade 11, only 16 years old, I was granted the opportunity to take a semester of school aboard a tall ship sailing the North Atlantic. Class Afloat is an international school aboard a tall ship designed to provide intense academic studies […]

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    Dear Noah – Happy Birthday!

    Well Noah it was six years ago today that you shot out of my body in less than four hours, a speed you have kept up! I remember those first few days when we lay in bed at Plot Street Cottage. I lay there stunned […]

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