Humans love to suck: glass, steel and bamboo alternatives to plastic straws

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What’s wrong with straws? The heartbroken video of the sea turtle suffering from an embedded straw into the nose, was a warning of the alarming situation that we are creating by using single use plastic items. In the United States, 500…

How to fish when sailing? Or not at all

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How to fish when sailing? Fishing can be an exciting part of a long sailing passage, like the Atlantic crossing – but catching is a different story! On my four Atlantic crossings (combined), we caught a total of three fish that made it up…

The Ocean Nomad Book Launch Celebration - Out Now!

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Ocean Nomad is OUT NOW! Fiesta time in Lanzarote last week! The launch of book Ocean Nomad: The Complete Atlantic Sailing Crew Guide - Catch a Ride & Contribute to a Healthier Ocean ! A celebration of a milestone I have been working towards…

Vanishing Sail Filmscreening in Lanzarote - Canary Islands

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Earlier this year I fell in love. In love with those wooden boats, I encountered on the beach in Carriacou, Grenada. I was determined to go to Windward Carriacou, where the boats are being built, after seeing this movie Vanishing Sails at the…
sustainable sailing

How to minimise your waste footprint when sailing the ocean? Part 1.

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The discussion comes up on every boat setting sail for the ocean. How are we going to deal with waste?  Is it better to throw glass and tin in the ocean or dump it on a little island? What is actually recyclable? How to dispose waste on the…

Becoming a wilderness women: Off the grid eco camp in Dominica

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Update: The Eco Camp is no more aftern hurricane Maria. But the S family is stronger than ever! Watch their story here on Youtube. I’m sitting in the shade of a palm tree. In the far distance, I can see the Atlantic, the ocean that brought…

Local Things To do in Bodrum | Turkey

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Local Things To Do In Bodrum, Turkey I’m sitting underneath an umbrella on a terrace in Bodrum, having a Turkish coffee.This will keep going on for some hours if not days. It’s tasty and strong. Next to me, there’s a mandarin tree.…