Monthly Archives: June 2016

26 June 2016 – The Compass Leads the Way

26 June 2016 – The Compass Leads the Way

Enkhuizen (NLD) – Kiel (DEU) The “compass pole” in Harlingen’s harbour is notorious. According to our neighbours in the marina, sailing yachts that need their compass calibrated should only attempt to moor there at high tide, and even then it’s a challenge to throw a line around it because of its height and size. We […]

13 June 2016 – Our Departure!

13 June 2016 – Our Departure!

Amsterdam – Enkhuizen (NL) We cannot sleep. The adrenaline from our farewell party and the excitement about the imminent departure for our trip around the world keeps us awake all night. We fantasize about beautiful destinations, interesting people and sustainable solutions, while the day towards which we have worked so hard is slowly breaking. At […]

7 June 2016 – Final Preparations

7 June 2016 – Final Preparations

Less than one week before we leave Amsterdam! The last few weeks saw us visit potential partners, give media interviews, buy essential gear and say goodbye to some family and friends. Here’s a roundup. Sustainable solutions in the Netherlands During research for our upcoming article on plastic soup, we came across two Dutch initiatives that tackle plastic […]