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Plastic-Free for the Sea

“Head Instructions: Please do not put anything down the toilet that has not been passed from one end of a human to the other…This means NO tampons, bad dogs, cardboard, kittens, plastic, dreams, maxi pads, cell phones, or souls.” – Sea Dragon While aboard the 72 foot sailing vessel, Sea Dragon, with 15 women for the […]

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Alaska: Where the Wild Plastics Are

An update from the wonderful writer, research, teacher and outdoor enthusiast that is Whitney Sanford, who joined us on eXXpedition Caribbean this year. Boat repair kit — check. First aid kit — check. Three days until Kevin and I leave for six weeks of kayaking, camping, and trash hauling in southwest Alaska. Packing and logistics are […]

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eXXpedition Caribbean Sponsor – Badaboom

By eXXpedition Caribbean crew member Rigmor Solnes. I was very happy checking my mail and seeing this package when I got home from the eXXpedition. I am so thankful and grateful for getting Badaboom as a sponsor for my eXXpedition. Check out their webpage for information. Super soft and comfortable bamboo clothes. Panda-friendly and environmental sustainable. […]

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eXXpedition Caribbean Sponsor – Woobamboo

By eXXpedition Caribbean crew member Rigmor Solnes. Thank you so much Woobamboo for sponsoring the crew and me onboard eXXpedition With Woobamboo bamboo  toothbrushes. Read more here. The toothbrushes are made of panda friendly and environmental sustainable bamboo. http://woobamboo.com/  

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eXXpedition Caribbean Sponsor – Tufte Wear

By eXXpedition Caribbean crew member Rigmor Solnes. Tufte Wear has been so very kind and contributing to my trip with the eXXpedition by giving me some clothes in bamboo. Thank you so much! They are super soft and comfy! What is Tufte Wear? Tufte Wear is a company founded by the norwegian rower, farmer and Olympic master […]

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Meet Tilly Heathwood

Meet Tilly Heathwood… whose love of all things ocean and photography has led her to follow her dreams into a career as a marine photographer. Tilly, who grew on the water in East Sussex has always been fascinate by the blue. Her Dad is a keen sailor, and has always encouraged Tilly to take to the […]

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Cooked, A Plastic Perspective

Recently I have been watching a four part documentary on Netflix called Cooked based on the book by food author, Michael Pollan. It’s a fascinating look not just at the chemistry and history of cooked food but also the place cooking and food holds in society. Anyone who knows me, especially my crew mates on […]

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Meet Jen Pate

Meet Jen Pate… you might recognise Jen from our eXXpedition documentary: Making the Unseen Seen, that’s because Jen shot, produced and edited the film after her Atlantic crossing with the eXXpeditiongirls back in 2014!   Now Jen is back on Sea Dragon and this time she has a new objective: Mission Coordinator on the worlds first sampling mission […]

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New Beginnings, Changes and Goodbyes

Auf wiedersehen. Adeus. Arrivederci. Da svidaniya. Hwyl fawr. Farvel. Farewell. By the time this Ship’s Blog gets posted, we will have gathered our belongings and departed Sea Dragon, our home for the last eight nights. We, the 13 crew members of the eXXpedition Caribbean 2016 leg 2, represent nine countries: Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, […]

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Antigua

Antigua & Barbuda is the last stop on our eXXpedition. Just recently World Bank data showed that this small twin-island nation generates the 3rd highest amount of household waste in the world with 5.5 kg per capita per day alongside other Caribbean islands among the top generators of solid waste. We were told that people […]

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Journey From Dominica to Antigua.

10th March 2016 Our journey to Antigua began at midnight, and all hands were on deck to bring the main sail up ready to set off. Wind strong and gusting we edged out of Dominica as the first watch team took to the helm. Sleep was near impossible for the rest of the watch teams […]

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Another day raining… Compliments!

Another day raining! Normally that’s a negative thing, but not @Sea Dragon. That’s because it’s raining compliments!! ‘Great job ladies’ ‘Thanks a lot’ ‘You’re awesome’ ‘Such a great crew we have’ ‘Like your shirt, shorts, skirt, hat’ ‘It was such a long time ago that I saw your pretty face’ Everyone needs compliments in their […]

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