We support the youth paddling group of the Naturfreunde Karlsruhe (Nature friends Karlsruhe). Watch the short film, which we helped make, and then vote for the group. Only until tomorrow (Wed) at 3pm PST!
The first screening of “Hitchhiking across the Atlantic” in Vancouver filled the lounge of the False Creek Yacht Club. Thanks to the yacht club for their support and to Zimt Artisan Chocolates for providing a delicious door prize.
Our current film series focuses on environmental issues and nature conservation along our sailing route. Today, however, we've chosen to highlight a campaign to protect the environment in another location – Canada.
During our crossing from Charlotteville in Tobago to Trinidad, we got tangled up in fishing nets and lines twice within 36 hours. What was simply a nuisance to us, spells death for hundreds of thousands of marine animals every year.
The second screening of our current film “Into the Blue – Hitchhiking across the Atlantic” entertained an audience of 200 on 17 November 2011. In the meantime, we have returned to the Caribbean and have assumed ownership of our new boat.
The search for a boat for the Pacific continues. In the past months I have looked at many different boats, from 10 meter production boat, through 14 meter home-built boats to solid 16 meter steel cutters.
Tropical rainforests are disappearing worldwide at alarming rates. On Saint Lucia, we took a ride on the "Aerial Tram" through one of the remaining original forests and marveled at its lush vegetation and animal life from above.