The journey is over (… it has just begun)

After 72 days, around 2.000 nm, 2 ex-cyclones, several tropical storms, 1 destroyed autopilot, 1 new battery, 1 damaged mobile phone, 1 soaked laptop, 1 lost bucket lid and 2 destroyed buckets, 1 Coastguard-tow up, 1 police rescue mission, 1 blown up exhaust pump, 1 ripped off UV strip of our foresail, thousands of hours binge-watching … Continue reading The journey is over (… it has just begun)

Motiti - according to the MRMT, the island and its reefs should be protected from adverse effects such as dredging, trawling or discharge.

Tipping point: Non-word of the year

Sitting in an environment court is an experience of its own. I would know. For the last two weeks, I had the opportunity to be present in a case around the island of Motiti. The indigenous people, represented in the Motiti Rohe Moana Trust (MRMT), sought protection for their ocean, their coast and reefs. It´s … Continue reading Tipping point: Non-word of the year

Plastic in the ocean – A Serial Killer

It was one of the first days where you could feel that summer is in the air. We decided to take a stroll down to the little sandy "beach" of the Tauranga Bridge Marina, where we are currently preparing Kahu for our circumnavigation of New Zealand. I was drawing flowers in the sand when T.A. … Continue reading Plastic in the ocean – A Serial Killer