BLOGS POSTED BY JO ROYLE

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ROARING LIONS

July 17th, 2010, posted by Jo Royle Tags: Jo Royle, Plastiki daily update, Sailing, Weather
Waking up to the sound of roaring lions a moment ago was very confusing! ... READ MORE

 

HEAVY WINDS

July 13th, 2010, posted by Jo Royle Tags: Jo Royle, Sailing, Weather
The wind turned so quickly that the Plastiki went into accidental tack. Gusts of 62 knots with the head sail backed and the main on the opposite side than we were set up for ... READ MORE

 

LEAVING THE TROPICAL PACIFIC BEHIND

July 7th, 2010, posted by Jo Royle Tags: Jo Royle, Plastiki daily update, Sailing
Aside from the distant burn of Noumea, the lights have just turned off. It’s a really black night and only 6.30pm, another sign of leaving the tropical Pacific behind. ... READ MORE

 

RIDING SOME BIG WAVES

June 29th, 2010, posted by Jo Royle Tags: Jo Royle, Plastiki daily update, Sailing, Weather
It has been a wild and wet 24 hours; we have been riding some big waves. Really fun, it is a little like being back in the North Atlantic ... READ MORE

 

SWAPPING THE SAILS

June 24th, 2010, posted by Jo Royle Tags: Jo Royle, Plastiki daily update
‘Why is the sail flapping?’ Max said immediately, as I asked Mr T to come and help me. The head sail had ripped along one of the seams two thirds of the way up, leaving us with a ‘flying jib’, flapping in the air. ... READ MORE

 

PLASTIKI LIFE

June 23rd, 2010, posted by Jo Royle Tags: Jo Royle, Plastiki daily update
Double whammy on the excitement front today: we rounded the northern most atoll of Fiji and crossed the date line. ... READ MORE

 

MEANDERING THROUGH THE SOUTH PACIFIC

June 23rd, 2010, posted by Jo Royle Tags: Jo Royle, Plastiki daily update, Sailing, Weather
We came to the conclusion that we will have achieved our dream if we arrive anywhere on the coast of Oz, obviously Sydney is still the final goal ... READ MORE

 

IS YOUR FISH LEGAL?

June 17th, 2010, posted by Jo Royle Tags: Fish, Food, Jo Royle
Over 1 billion people, mainly the very poor, rely on fish as their main source of protein. Pirate fishing trawlers are having devastating affects on the world’s fish stocks. As a direct result one in three children in Sierra Leone die of malnutrition before they are five. ... READ MORE