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Surfrider Welcome the Plastiki!

Posted by: on July 27th, 2010

Surfrider Welcome the Plastiki!

July 26, 2010 by kristy

Filed under Events

The Plastiki in background, with Expedition leader David de Rothschild and Surfrider Foundation Australia GM Kristy Theissling

The Plastiki in background, with Expedition leader David de Rothschild and Surfrider Foundation Australia GM Kristy Theissling

Surfrider Foundation Australia were proud to welcome and cheer on the arrival of The Plastiki at Darling Harbour this morning.

The Plastiki and crew have reached the end of their epic voyage which has taken them through the Pacific Ocean on an 8,000 nautical mile adventure lasting over 130 days! The team arrived midday today at Sydney’s Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour to an excited crowd of friends, family and supporters, including members of Surfrider Foundation Australia.

via Surfrider Welcome the Plastiki! | Surfrider Foundation.

The Plastiki Expedition closing on Sydney

Posted by: on July 15th, 2010

The Plastiki is sailing toward Sydney, having crossed most of the Pacific ocean in a campaign to raise awareness of ocean pollution – particularly of the plastic kind. Most of the boat’s displacement comes from 12,000 empty plastic drink bottles (or roughly how many are consumed across the USA in 1/3 of a second!).

Here’s an excerpt from the latest entry in their online blog

We’re currently experiencing a different side of the ocean than what we’ve grown so accustomed to in the previous 6,700 miles. We seem to have ventured into the land of 60 knot winds and 25 foot waves

via HUGS AND WAVES « The Plastiki Expedition.

 

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