The Viracocha III reed raft … sail across the Pacific


The voyage begins on the northern coast of Chile, in Arica, Chile and will cross the entire Pacific Ocean, covering approximately 10,000 nautical miles in a six months time period. It will be the longest raft voyage of any kind in modern times, shedding new light on the long distances such rafts could have traveled and providing important information about human migration.


Το ταξίδι αρχίζει στη βόρεια ακτή της Χιλής, στην Αρίκα της Χιλής και θα διασχίσει ολόκληρο τον Ειρηνικό Ωκεανό, καλύπτοντας περίπου 10.000 ναυτικά μίλια σε περίοδο έξι μηνών.

Θα είναι το μεγαλύτερο ταξίδι  με καλαμένιο καράβι στη σύγχρονη εποχή, ρίχνοντας νέο φως στις μεγάλες αποστάσεις που θα μπορούσαν να έχουν ταξιδέψει και θα δώσει σημαντικές πληροφορίες για την ανθρώπινη μετανάστευση.


As climate changes, we need the arts more than ever


In tumultuous times, art can and must express the turmoil and help us process what’s going on


In the 1997 film “Titanic,” Wallace Hartley, the violinist and leader of the band on the ill-fated ship, turns to his band mates as the water rises around him and says:

“Gentlemen, it has been a privilege playing with you tonight.”

Is the only contribution musicians and other artists can make at this moment in history to bravely go down with the ship, lifting the spirits of fellow passengers?

On its own terms that’s an honorable contribution, but surely we can do more.

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To Kiss The Sea – Ivor Steven


Today my friend Ivor posted a poem for our  love for sea!
He lives in Australia and there is still summer …

Thank you so much my friend!!



Read his lovely poem :

A sincere thank you to Efi, of EfiSoul63,  for being the inspiration behind my poem, and our mutual love of the sea

To Kiss The Sea

I wish to be at the beach and free

Saltwater and sand are out of reach for me

Oh, to be sunbathing and swimming

To be in the surf, playing and frolicking

I’m close enough to breathe the nearness of the sea

Just across the sand dunes and through the tea-tree

I wish to be under the sea

Rolling with the waves crashing above me

Swirling and unfurling

Bubbling and frothing

I’m close enough to hear the evening sea-mist

Just outside my window, I feel the bliss of the sea’s kiss


April 1950: Philosopher, mathematician and author, Bertrand Russell (3rd Earl Russell) (1872 – 1970) with a group of children at Beacon High School. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)


1. Do not feel absolutely certain of anything.
2. Do not think it worth while to proceed by concealing evidence, for the evidence is sure to come to light.
3. Never try to discourage thinking, for you are sure to succeed.
4. When you meet with opposition, even if it is from your family, endeavour to overcome it by argument and not by authority, for a victory dependent upon authority is unreal and illusory.

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