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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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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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