Given the incredible response we have had over the past week, we thought we would fire out a quick update via the old interweb. It is Friday morning, everyone needs a coffee to prepare for the weekend, so here is Hugh’s idea…
Here is Hugh, on board Khulula, updating us all.
In the rewards department, we have two new levels:
- Thea Designs has donated 5 beautiful trademark Stirling silver OceanGybe Winged Anchors necklases
- LiveGreenVictoria ‘s household energy audits are a winning deal. Reduce your energy consumption, use less plastic and help us with Tide Lines.
- Stand by for more rewards from Arbutus Routes, a dinner cruise on Khulula, music downloads, and more gear !
- Huge thanks to Sitka and KarenJess for their support !
Christmas Island is an Australian island, which lies just east of Cocos Keeling and just west of Bali, Indonesia. After all the pollution we found on the island of Cocos Keeling (click here), it was not suprising to see this footage of baby turtles getting stuck in the large pieces of plastic debris that have washed up on the beaches of Christmas Island.
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Hugh speaking at Walnut Park Elementary
Onwards goes the red van around British Columbia. We arrived in Smithers, BC yesterday after a long drive from Canmore, Alberta.
Smithers, BC is home to about 6000 people and is a regional service center for the entire Bulkley Valley. The town is set against the backdrop of Hudson Bay Mountain to the west and the Babine Mountain range to the east which makes a very picturesque setting.
The Tuamotu’s are the second largest group of coral atolls in the world and famous for many things. Initially known as the dangerous isles by sailors, the Tuamotu’s are virtually unobservable more than 8nm offshore and are strewn with marker and unmarked reefs and shoals. Sailing directions of yore just advised to steer well clear of the whole area. Continue reading
After spending the last four years in the wilderness of our oceans, and its water never being more than 10ft away, I suddenly find myself surrounded by 1000’s of km’s of solid continent in every direction and the ‘wilderness’ of a huge metropolitan city, Montreal. Museums, interesting pubs and poutine can keep any surfer interested (read: distracted) for two or three days, but sooner or later, the itch returns and the only real solution is getting back in the water. Continue reading