Ship’s Blog

  • Photo 1438283173091 5dbf5c5a3206

    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 […]

    Read More →  
  • 12244771 10156333789600389 1394923429155677872 O

    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 […]

    Read More →  
  • Copepod Plankton

    The smallest things

    I’ve gotten a little flack over the past few days for having a favourite plankton. However after sharing some of the most exciting and poignant facts about the ocean’s smallest creatures, I believe I had begun to turn opinion and there’s even talk of a […]

    Read More →  
  • IMG 5104 0

    Equator Day Sunday

    Welcoming in the four directions of the compass; north, south, east and west. Reaching down to the 3000 metres of ocean deep below us, stretching up to the sun moon and stars above. We come to you, Yemaya, Goddess of the ocean and King Neptune, […]

    Read More →  
  • The Manta Trawl 617x440

    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 […]

    Read More →  
  • Photo 1413913619092 816734eed3a7

    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 […]

    Read More →  
  • DSC 0380 810x539

    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 […]

    Read More →  
  • Photo 1441237990380 B6f17f0c3f4e E1441808551878

    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 […]

    Read More →  
  • Photo 1439405326854 014607f694d7

    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 […]

    Read More →  
  • Lucy And Jenna Examine Plastic From Trawl

    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 […]

    Read More →  
Page 10 of 53« First...«89101112»203040...Last »