Ship’s Blog

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    Happy international women’s day from Dominica

    A perspective on international women’s day from our Russian Filmaker Alonya Celebration of Women’s Day at home (in Russia) today have nothing in common with political issue of it’s historical beginning when Socialist Party of America incited a strike of women in New York on […]

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    Outreach in Dominica

    Twenty years ago, there was no plastic in Dominica. As we shelter from the rain and wind in Portsmouth, one of the two towns in Dominica, Chris, of the Portsmouth Community Watch Foundation, tells us how everything used to come in paper, and such waste […]

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    They inspire me on International women’s day 

    Today we knew it was a long day on land and we didn’t forget to start with a big jump in the water as first thing! The first swim in the morning from the boat at 7.30am is always the best! After a big breakfast […]

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    Becoming a multiplier

    Only 2 days ago our group of engaged woman met for the first time at the Rodney Bay harbor in St. Lucia to become part of an eager endeavour to study the impact of plastics on our oceans and our bodies, each of us with […]

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    My first meeting of eXXpedition

    I first heard about the eXXpedition through a friend of a friend’s blog about a month ago. An all women crew who are doing research on the plastic and the toxic in the ocean. How incredible cool isn’t that? Before I read up about the […]

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    Whales, straws and plastic bags

    Do you remember that plastic bag you saw dancing in the wind? Well, we just found it. Or, at least, part of a bag that looks just like it. We’re in St Lucia – that dreamy Caribbean island you’ll recognise from brochures selling the perfect […]

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    Visit to Sustainable Barbados’ Recycling Center

    On day 5 of #exxpeditioncaribbean2016, we were greeted by Suzanne and Greg at Sustainable Barbados’ Recycling Center to be guided on a tour of their facilities. The SBRC is a private company mandated by the government of Barbados to manage four categories of recyclables: 1. […]

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    An arms length away

    ”Oops, I just accidently bumped into your butt there!” Whitney and Caroline are standing on deck, arranging their stuff in the backpacks while trying not to fall overboard.  We are twelve women on a 72 foot boat, and bumping into one another is unavoidable. I […]

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    There is no magical place called away

    After several days at sea, the crew of the Seadragon disembarked in Bridgetown, Barbados. Our sail from Trinidad was rough, and we were excited to stand on solid ground and to meet fellow environmentalists in Barbados. We had arranged two days of meetings with schools, […]

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    Day 5 – Outreach in Barbados

    As a kid, I was always happiest when I was playing outside in the dirt, the grass or the water. Nature was an escape, a place where I could go to read unbothered, but it was also a way of facilitating connection with playmates who, […]

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