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Sunday 30 November — Species Remembrance Ceremony & The Art of Making the Unseen Visible

19 40.70 N 49 19.10 W The morning greeted us with an incredible sunrise and the company of a mixed pod of dolphins, including both clymene and spotted, entertaining us with their antics at the side of the boat for at least a quarter of an hour. The winds have died down to 10 to 15 […]

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Saturday 29 November — A Whale In Our Sights & Inspirational Activism

20’ 44,13 N 46’ 47,16 W Today all 14 of us succeeded in the International Buy Nothing Day mission by not buying anything! Easy! Another day in Sea-She Dragon has passed. Even with no more fresh fruit on board (eek!) we are still enjoying this amazing bold adventure all together in the middle of the […]

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28th November – ‘A Perfect Day’ & Our Super Sailing Psychologist

“It’s such a perfect day…” was the Lou Reed lyrics we were all singing as the night fell. We had a glorious sunny day that made us all pull out our arsenal of non-toxic suncreams, or as close as we could get to that. In between busy lives, accessibility, reasonable price for a yet non […]

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27 November – Happy Thanksgiving America

22 36.10 N 42 05.69 W Happy Thanksgiving America! We celebrated this holiday with three of our American shipmates – Diana, Shanley & Jenna. For many, it was their first Thanksgiving and although there was no turkey or “tofurkey” in sight, the occasion was complete with pancakes and the last of our fresh fruit (Eek!). […]

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Wednesday 26 November — Leaving the Tropic of Cancer

23 00.36 N 40 55.11 W Today is a very special day: we have reached the half way point in our journey! 1300 miles crossed and we have officially entered the tropics, leaving the Tropic of Cancer behind. Funny enough we were greeted with strong winds, choppy waves and frequent squalls that brought back memories […]

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Tuesday 25 November – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sea Dragon But Were Afraid to Ask

Today on the blog, our resident engineer, Jenna, geeks out on Sea Dragon’s infrastructure, specifications, and operations. There are fourteen of us living on the 72 foot sailboat, with about 600 square foot of living space below. The deck, made up of a large cockpit area near the center, also contains the main sheet (rope […]

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Sunday 23-Monday 24 November — Flying Fish, a Last Supper and Fragments of Time

24°45.25’N 33°26.65’W Overnight, a new passenger joined us on board.  One of the Atlantic’s liminal flying fish, existing magically in the borders between air and sea, fetched up on deck – to the great delight of our master dissector Diana.  A late night analysis of the creature’s stomach contents showed an all-natural last meal.  There […]

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Monday 24 November — Going With the Flow

24°42.91’N 33°43.73’W As the sun rises on our tenth day at sea, we watch shearwater seabirds glide over the waves sitting on deck (a.k.a. Elaine’s Café) sharing stories over the steaming coffee complete with cinnamon brewed by our resident coffee aficionado, Elaine. Life aboard Sea Dragon has achieved some semblance of order and we finally […]

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Saturday 22 November – Pancakes, Progress, Plastics

Saturday 22nd November 2014: Sea Dragon 25 53.53 N 28 25.52 W 780 miles down! After the storms of the past six days we had a beautiful Sunday morning with relatively calm seas, we got busy cleaning the boat, our laundry and ourselves. Lucy made pancakes – a special treat for those on watch – […]

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