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Sailing to Ushuaia and Antarctica Reflections

Blog entry by David Barnard | November 21, 2014

11-Nov-2014 02:10:44 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi] Greetings from the Plancius (for the final time!) It is Tuesday morning (11h00 local time) and our last day on the ship. We are fast approaching the...

Greenpeace Africa’s new adventure

Blog entry by Reatlegile Lekalakala | November 21, 2014

Having a world where people are aware and responsible for their actions is most important not only for us but for the environment as well. Environmental degradation is sometimes associated with lack of knowledge. On the 31st of...

“Monster Boats” Are No Storybook Villains

Blog entry by Prudence Wanko | November 20, 2014

Overfishing is no fairy tale; it’s a sad, harsh reality of life in the ocean today. Already, 90% of fish stocks are either fully or overexploited and that wave of lifeless oceans is already spreading to West African waters. Once...

Deception Island Round 2

Blog entry by David Barnard | November 10, 2014

Greetings from the Plancius The Last Desert Race 2014 is something of the past. We returned to Deception Island (venue of stage 1), although in a different location for the 5th and final stage, due to extreme weather conditions in the...

A No Running Day

Blog entry by David Barnard | November 10, 2014

08-Nov-2014 05:03:20 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi] Greetings from the Plancius It is Friday evening (21h00) on the Plancius. Today (Stage 4) was supposed to go on for at least 12 hours, but we did not even...

Day 3 - Danku Island

Blog entry by David Barnard | November 7, 2014

6 th November 2014 Another stunning day in paradise, but also another tough stage. Stage 3 was held on Danku Island - a 4km switchback course set against a hill which we had to run for 6 hours. I completed 7 laps and maintained...

Day 2 - Esperanza Videla

Blog entry by David Barnard | November 7, 2014

05-Nov-2014 03:06:29 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi] Greetings from the Plancius The second stage is over and it was a beast. We had a to run 2.2km course – deep soft snow throughout – for just over...

Greetings from the Plancius

Blog entry by David Barnard | November 5, 2014

Day 1 is done and dusted. Today’s stage was held on Deception Island – we were given just over 7 hours to run a 4.5km course. The terrain was tough – half of the course was covered in a layer of ice, and with each step you went...

Plancius Update 3 November 2014

Blog entry by David Barnard | November 5, 2014

Hallo everyone It’s day 2 on the Plancius and the sea sickness is bad. Really struggling. The sun is out, but the wind very strong and swells very big. We are supposed to reach the first islands by midnight and thereafter...

Greetings from Plancius

Blog entry by David Barnard | November 4, 2014

Hallo everyone We are in the middle of the Drake Passage, almost a third of the way to Antarctica. The sea is rough with huge swells. Walking, eating, sleeping, etc. are a challenge. Fortunately, my sea sickness pills are working...

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