OceansWatch expedition updates

03 September 2013
03 September 2013 | Honiara
31 July 2011 | Vanuatu
20 December 2009 | Mooloolaba to Opua
18 December 2009 | Mooloolaba
30 November 2009
30 November 2009
23 November 2009
18 November 2009
17 November 2009
17 November 2009
17 November 2009
16 November 2009
06 November 2009
06 November 2009
06 November 2009
06 November 2009
01 November 2009 | Cairns

We deliver Adzes

12 August 2009 | Garove
Gardner
August 6th
Chris and I visited Geto, Garove's master canoe builder. Chris told me that Geto builds the most elegant canoes that he's seen in the Pacific. We were followed to his house by a group a school children
that were waiting for class to start. Geto, an older fellow with
strings tied around the tops of his calves, was still sleeping when we
arrived but he was very happy to receive the two adzes the Chris had
brought for him and showed it with bursts of laughter and an indelible
smile.

After admiring the craftsmanship of the canoes in his
yard we decided to head back to meet Alison and Cleo so that we could
present the letters from White Oak Elementary School to the students
in Garove. On the way back we stopped to see the children's new
classrooms for grades 1-3. They are made of bush materiels and open to the air.
Posters of ABCs and other things that I've long forgotten line the
walls. The teacher was still not there yet but that didn't stop the
kids from reciting their ABCs for us and singing a few songs they know. I got
it all on video so keep an eye on the OceansWatch YouTube Channel.
They all got a kick out of me showing them the little LCD on the video
camera while panning around the crowd.
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Vessel Name: Magic Roundabout, Cat Knapp & Anna Rose
Vessel Make/Model: Sweden Yachts 34, Anna Rose '43 yacht
Hailing Port: Whangarei, NZ
Crew: Chris Bone, Irene Llabres, Katherine Rainone, Anna Pohl
About:
Permanant skipper Chris is a professional yacht skipper and runs a yacht delivery company- Pacific Yacht Deliveries. He has been an environmental activist for many years, including 2 years as a skipper for Greenpeace on the yacht Vega. [...]
Extra:
The long term use of Magic Roundabout was donated to OceansWatch to carry out Marine conservation and provide humanitarian aid to the coastal communities in the Pacific. OceansWatch has set up an ongoing training system for yachties and divers to monitor reef health throughout the Pacific using the [...]
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Magic Roundabout, Cat Knapp & Anna Rose's Photos - Main
OceansWatch team sailing to Opua
16 Photos
Created 14 June 2009
Work on the Magic Roundabout and departure from Whangarei
15 Photos
Created 8 June 2009
Pics of the 2009 project crew
4 Photos
Created 9 February 2009
A selection of pictures from our 2008 Vanuatu project
10 Photos
Created 1 August 2008
Reef Check training with Reef Check Australia in the Ha'apais April 2008
12 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 13 June 2008
Delivery to Vanuatu
2 Photos
Created 12 June 2008

Oceanswatch Expeditions

Who: Chris Bone, Irene Llabres, Katherine Rainone, Anna Pohl
Port: Whangarei, NZ

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