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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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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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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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