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Tall Ships Race Aalborg - Fredrikstad

Door: Jess Fox

The tall ships arrived in Aalborg by 4th July and the race events of 2019 began with the opening ceremony and the Crew Parade, followed by crew activities such as basketball and football. Then all the crews from all the ships...

juli 2019

On our way to Aalborg

Door: Jess Fox

Over the last few days at sea the voyage crew have been getting to grips  with the art of sail training through many information bursts and  practical instructions lead by the permanent crew. At about midnight...

Goodbye Scheveningen

Door: Jess Fox

Today has been the first day at sea after an action-packed week in  Scheveningen for the Liberty Tall Ships Regatta! The new voyage crew   arrived yesterday evening and have since been trained in the...

juni 2019

Scientific update #3

Door: Marloes and Marcus

We’ve been trying to catch plankton, but we’ve  found so much other life in our nets too! Aside from Copepods, a plankton which look a lot like blue, white and red microplastics, which dominate our samples,...

Sirius the shipsdog


Sometimes called mankind’s oldest picture book, the constellations greet  us most evenings. By 2000 B.C., groups of stars were named after shapes  of mythical characters, heroes, animals and objects. The...

Guide to Anchor Watch

Door: Justine Hardie

1. Monitor that the ship does not move out of the green radar circle:  bad things will happen. 2. Marvel at how clever the Captain is for translating many maps of  water into numbers and then factoring...

mei 2019

It's a dog's life


Hello everybody, I presume that you have all read the beautiful story about my  personality from a human perspective. It made very interesting reading  but I would also like to give you a description from my...

Our visit to Ascension

Door: Andy Washington

The swells were kind to us so we managed to get ashore for two days.  Last time I was here, 2 years ago, we waited at anchor 3 days & only got  to have 4 hours to explore the very small town of Georgetown. But...

Plastic Bottle

Door: Marloes and Marcus

In the last couple of days, we covered many miles due to a good amount of wind. The downside of this is that we weren’t able to take daily samples because of this high wind force. Due to high speed, large waves and the...

Twinkle twinkle little star

Door: voyage crew

It's not just a trite line in a children's   song.  It's an astonomical phenomenon.  The stars twinkle.  Twinkling is   most noticible on bright stars, like Beetlejuice.  When...

april 2019