Post series Archives: The Human Ocean

Karibu Tanzania!

Processing the boat and us into Tanzania was nothing short of smooth and efficient. Mtwara is southern Tanzania’s largest town and we motored into it late in the night, finding a safe little anchorage next to a large that was preparing to head out to the offshore oil platforms. The next morning, we swiftly headed …

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Getting our groove back

Inhambane, Mozambique, was not going to make it easy for us to just leave her in one easy swoop. No sooner had we loaded the boat up with some of our heavier clobber from the beach, the heavens decided to open up, again, and dump half of Africa’s annual rainfall onto our heads. Ok, maybe …

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Kicking Tofo Sand

After the craziness that was Tofo over the Christmas season, things have finally begun to calm down to a nice peaceful pace. Gone are the drumming and thronging of car engines and sound stereos. They have been replaced by the buzzing of the generators as power dips in and out and we settle into our …

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yachting, East African Marine Transect

Reaching Mozambique

Grim faces woke up in the early morning of what had been a very wonderful few days’ sail up the coast. None of us really wanted to really believe it, but our engine had again stopped working, and we were now at the mercy of the wind and currant, sitting just shy of our destination …

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East African Marine Transect, ocean expedition

Lo Entropy and the Crew are Back in the Game!

Expeditions have a way of bringing out a side of people that we might not see otherwise, and which renew our faith in each other time and again. They bring out the selfless actions that expect no reciprocation, people that are willing to go out of their way to lend a hand, often at their …

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East African Marine Transect, Mozambique marine research, marine conservation

Head to Head with Zambezi Sharks

Having faced an uphill battle in our first two weeks, our luck has begun to change. We have identified the problems with the engine and we have acquired a very talented cameraman. Richard is from the Good Picture Company, making all of us look good and adding a wonderful energy into the team. We have …

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yacht, marine conservation, sea travel

Facing Into the Storm

After a delayed start, we’d eventually loaded everyone and everything onto the vessel in the bluff harbour. The excitement of beginning our adventure could hardly be quelled by anything. At least that’s what we thought… We sailed out of the harbour, perched contentedly on the bow with the Durban stadium lights behind us.  After such …

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What does it take to plan an expedition?

Expeditions are never easy, no matter how romanticised they seem. Some examples of comments we recieve when we talk about what we are doing: ‘Oh boy, sound’s like an amazing adventure’, ‘You are going to have so much fun’ or ‘I wish I could come along’. All this is true, but only in part. Anyone …

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East African Marine Transect, East Africa marine research

Talking technology

“It’s not that we use technology, we live technology “ – Godfrey Reggio What really makes technology so fun is it’s ability to take an idea and evolve it into action. Don’t get me wrong – that is probably also its downfall, the scope it has to be both terrific and terrifying at the same …

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The Human Ocean expedition begins!

Beneath the warm coastal waters of tropical and subtropical East Africa lie some of the richest coral reefs in the world. Spanning many hundreds of kilometres, they’re home to an incredible array of fish communities and support millions of people surviving off the coastline. Within these systems are large networks of marine protected areas (MPA’s), …

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