"In six weeks you can singlehandedly sail Kahu", T.A. said to me. His infinite optimism keeps on surprising me. It is both encouraging as well as putting me under pressure from time to time: I should learn to navigate the boat on my own in just six weeks? We will see. Six weeks was not … Continue reading 6 weeks sailings in New Zealand: A sea trial
Some long black coffees, an idea and two individuals - that´s all we had when we sat in the coffee shop and decided to sail around New Zealand and connect with coastal communities to promote marine restoration. Quite clearly, there were critical items missing: We needed a vessel to make Nomad Ocean Project a reality. When … Continue reading Finding the right vessel
One of the biggest drawbacks of working remotely is finding access to internet. Working as a nomad on the ocean takes it to new extremes.
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
Like all great things, this project started in a café over a couple of long black coffees. We had met a month earlier in a great little coffee shop in Mount Maunganui, in the Bay of Plenty of New Zealand, and we have gotten on really well. We both had a commitment to change the … Continue reading How we developed Nomad Ocean