Plastic Soup

I’m back in Hong Kong and happy to be home.  Not seeing the kids for 7 weeks was hard but knowing that I was away from them to witness and act on an environmental disaster and try and do what I can to make their future a little healthier was worth it. The last few...

Terra Firma

Apologies for the delay in getting this up.  To be honest it has been a bit of a shock to the system as well as a joy being on land again and I don’t even know where to begin this post! Our arrival into Hawaii was not as planned.  We ended up on Oahu rather than...

Have you ever split an orange 12 ways?

Author: 1plasticDad on behalf of 1plasticMum Location: Maui Situation: Chilled but anxious at the same time. Just spoke to Tracey via satellite phone. Unfortunately they will not make it to Maui but will instead end the journey in Honolulu as they have very little...

Repost from 5Gyres – July 2nd – An Arduous Crossing

Midway Atoll, Midnight Philosophy, and A Plastic Buffet For Albatrosses. We’re just west of Midway Atoll and we’ve found the sun, thankfully. Sea Dragon is dried out, but we’re under provisioned and almost entirely out of vegetables (even canned) and the watermaker is...

After 3 weeks of storms, where is the wind when you need it?

So, our intrepid adventurer and her crew mates sail ever eastward. They crossed the internation dateline and enjoyed June 23 2012 twice (see the post http://www.algalita.org/blog/?p=3409) but now have entered an area where there is little wind. The very sparse...

Tsunami Debris, Plastic & Stars

Tsunami Debris, Plastic & Stars Received from Tracey today 25th June 2012 Current Position Lat 29 28.7 N, Lon 179 2.6 E My watch the other night was 12 until 3 am which is usually my least favorite.  No sunrise like the 3am to 6 am watch and no expectation of a...