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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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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 February 28 1909, whose basic demands were decreasing the length […]

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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 disposal didn’t pose such a threat to the environment. Then came plastic […]

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Meet Katie Hardyment

Meet Katie Hardyment… a passionate environmentalist and sustainability advocate. Katie’s fascination with the great outdoors and understanding the interaction of people and their environment led her to follow a path into Geography.  This path would lead to a roll with an NGO, and it’s here that Katie developed her passion for understanding why things are like […]

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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 their personal motivation and background. It seems almost impossible that […]

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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 expedition and the mission, I thought I was doing a […]

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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 white sand beach and crystal clear water. But, the thing […]

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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: Organic materials – coconut shells, shipping pallets, untreated wood products, leaves, […]

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