Challenging Habitat Blog

Life at Sea

Everyone on board has received basic sail and safety training and we’ve had quite an interesting start to our voyage. Out of Cumberland basin and under the Clifton suspension bridge, down the Avon and into the Severn Channel…… Read More

Darwin200 day 17: under sail due South

The exhaust repair successfully completed, we’ve set sail as soon as leaving the dock and are cruising comfortably South at 5 – 6 knots, now powered by the wind. Sustainability in practice! We’ll pick up this theme with… Read More

Darwin200 day 12: fair winds

My day started at 06:00 with a profile of the water column to check salinity, oxygen saturation, temperature and pH. After breakfast we commenced to be busy with Happy Hour, which means daily cleaning chores around the ship…. Read More

On The Water

Another day of calm weather, no wind and no waves…perfect conditions to watch dolphins in the distance and close by. What grace and beauty and how exhilarating to watch!

On the Water

The English Channel is without a breeze today and although that’s no good for sailing, it is excellent for spotting dolphins. We’ve seen many pods today, traveling up or down Channel, some playful, others cruising. All at a… Read More