Direction: New Caledonia!

After spending the last couple months in Australia around Sydney, Brisbane and exploring the Simpson desert, it’s time for me to head to New Caledonia!  Our time in Australia was the opportunity for us to maintain Pangaea, still suffering from its trip down to Antarctica. I also embarked a bunch of international journalists on an […]

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Mike sets off to Antarctica!

Cape Town, South Africa – Mike Horn and his crew have finally left the V&A waterfront Marina onboard Mike’s sailing vessel Pangaea, to make their way south towards Antarctica, where Mike plans to cross the continent via the South Pole in under 4 months. Mike and his crew expect a rough 2-week sail across the […]

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Shark Project – Final Blog

The boat buzzes with Young Explorers, each with a job to leave Pangaea, our home for the past ten days, in a condition Mike is happy with, and we sit and reflect on the Pole2Pole Shark Project. To try and find one word to describe it would be difficult but the word that comes to […]

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Education is the Key

Education is the key, Let us rewrite history, On the fields we will learn, And our lives will take a turn. Grassroots Soccer is the place, Where we begin to chase, Our dreams, big or small, We are supported through it all. Laureus Foundation run the show, And enable us to grow, Self confidence and […]

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Imagine a sea of smiling, laughing children…

Imagine a sea of smiling, laughing children barreling towards you as you hear the ring of the school bell echo across the courtyard. “Back to class guys!”, you shuttle them along and into line. Today we were invited by the Laureus Project to visit the Welcome Primary School for their school day. It was a […]

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“Fish are friends, not food”

My ears perked up at the sound of conversation nearby and forcefully opened my eyes. Could it be 6am already? It felt like I had just gone to bed. I was feeling nervous, a little apprehensive and excited. Today was a much anticipated day. Freshly qualified as an open water diver, this would be the […]

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“Shark! We have another shark!”

“Shark! We have another shark!” Yesterday, 22.23 o’clock, the fifteenth shark was in the books. This meant that we surpassed everybody’s expectations, since we all had thought we would catch far fewer sharks. This fifteenth shark is the end of our scientific shark research. Now, being back in Cape Town Harbor we had some time […]

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15 Sharks Tagged in 3 Days!

We left the familiar waters of Dassen Island and set sail bright and early into the rocking waves of the Atlantic. Our destination was an unexplored lagoon, where no sharks had been tagged before. Research around the world has shown that shallow, sheltered waters, like those in the lagoon we set sail for, often are […]

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Imagine living on an island by yourself for four years.

Imagine living on an island by yourself for four years. There is no one to talk to apart from birds and penguins, and the closest town is a six-hour boat ride away. Intriguingly, it’s the reality of Marlene – a woman we met at Dassen Island this afternoon while navigating to our next shark tagging […]

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