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…
With exception to the plastic trash throughout high tide lines, the Rowa Islands of Vanuatu are paradise. With Khulula at anchor near an uninhabited beach, the crew of OceanGybe conduct yet another garbage study. This webisode is brought to you by KING Bleach.
On May 30th we visited Carlsbad Secondary School in Carlsbad, just north of San Diego. Wow, what a school. I thought I went to a big high school, but Carlsbad has over 3000 students, a massive football stadium, and full size auditorium. We gave 3 presentations over the day at Carlsbad, speaking to a totol 10 different classes, somewhere over 300 students! It felt pretty intimidating being up on a big stage with a booming mic, but the students had some great questions and we really felt like we had a dialogue with them. Continue reading →
For one of the first times on this voyage, we have left the beaches and coastlines in order to chat to schools far inland. A fellow cruiser, Charlie McKenzie, generously invited us to Grass Valley and Nevada City – beautiful twin towns tucked into the foothills of the incredible Sierra Mountains in Southern California. Charlie wanted us to chat to his kids about plastics and we jumped at the idea since it gave us the opportunity to spread our message inland. Continue reading →
San Diego. Every day that goes by I mean to get an update out, and when every day passes the list of things to update about on grows…
Well, firstly, our odd decision to do the exact thing everyone recommends against has paid off in spades. When we told other sailors that we were going to bash our way up the coast of the Baja just so we could chat to some schools, surf some waves and catch up with some friends, they were sure we had gone batty. “Just leave for Hawaii from here!” everyone said, “That is ridiculous”, was another often heard remark, “Why go up, just to come down?” Why would we sail against the wind for 800nm, just to sail back down the coast on our way to Hawaii? Well…. To talk to some schools, catch a few waves and see some friends… Continue reading →
This is a big thank you to Ms. Kippen and Ms. Grant’s classes at Capitol Elementary School in North Burnaby and Ms. Chamberlin, divisions 6C, 6W and the two other homerooms at Collingwood School in West Van who welcomed Oceangybe in to speak. All the students at both schools were really engaged during the presentations and didn’t hesitate to fire out some great questions through out. Continue reading →