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We Are Away Sailing

We Are Away Sailing

We have now entered the Atlantic Ocean, leaving behind the Panamanian jungle filled with howler monkeys, boa constrictors, panthers, jaguars and tiny, deadly snakes. As Tara was built to withstand Arctic exploration, I highly doubt motion sickness on the high seas was...
Lazy Dancing Whales

Lazy Dancing Whales

We had a special visit today as we were greeted by a small pod of pilot whales, lazily turning through Tara’s bow wave. They curiously played before a quick flick of their tails sent them sinking head first to disappear into the depths. Having spent a couple of days...
Chewing on Tuna

Chewing on Tuna

Today we caught a Yellowfin tuna, Thunnus albacares, the biggest fish I have seen in my life. I could barely lift it from the ground and it was incredible to see the engineering of such a powerfully fast animal. Small fluorescent yellow finlets distinctly outlined the...
A Hurricane on the Horizon

A Hurricane on the Horizon

Who is Florence? On a scale of 5, she’s a category 4 hurricane that’s crossing the Atlantic Ocean. An angry woman in a fit of rage, she is creating a whirlwind of deadly waves and furious winds. She has decided to visit the coast of North America on her rampage and in...
While We Wait

While We Wait

We reached the Bahamas in the early hours of the morning and took down the sails just off a small set of islands. After waking to see we were anchored, I grabbed a mask and explored the crystal clear, 20m deep water where Tara sat. Jellyfish floated past and a few...
Humans of Tara

Humans of Tara

Meet the crew of the Tara expedition from Panama to New York. Francois Aurat, 57, Deck Officer. Francois jumped on board as part of the Tara crew 10 years ago, which is a testament to how much he loves his work. The Deck Officer is responsible for the care and...
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