Woodside, California
My friend Steve Roberts – gonzo tech-head and veteran of an epic 7 year recumbent bicycle tour– sent me a link to this article from the LA Times, reporting “A Primeval Tide of Toxins” that is affecting the world’s oceans. Apparently runoff from modern life is feeding an explosion of primitive organisms that is killing larger species and sickening people.

And another friend, Sinead – she of the New Zealand tramp trip – put me onto this BBC article, saying that only about 4% of the world’s oceans remain undamaged by human activity.

The two in combination make for horrifying reading, and clearly show the ocean pollution is not just a problem “over there” – it’s going to affect us all.

This is what we are hoping to convey in the documentary we are making, using my Pacific row as the anchor (so to speak) for a film about the impact humans are having on the ocean environment, why it matters, and what we can do about it.

If you are interested to find out more about our project and live in the Bay Area, we are having an event in Sausalito on March 30th, from 4pm to 6pm at 71 Liberty Ship Way. My boat will be on display, and there will be presentations by film producer Bill Chayes, David Helvarg of the Blue Frontier Campaign, and me.

Entry is free, but must be booked in advance by email to And the event IS a fundraiser, to raise the seed money we need to get the project started, so come prepared.

Or, if you don’t live in the Bay Area but would still like to help us get this important environmental message out there, please contact Jodi Macmillan on this same email address.

Or buy David Helvarg’s book, 50 Ways to Save the Ocean, to find out what direct action you can take.

We can still save the oceans, but the clock is ticking…

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