Welcome. I’m film maker Bernie Harberts. This site is about the Lost Sea Expedition TV series, the documentary about my 14 month wagon voyage from Canada to Mexico. I filmed the whole voyage right out of my solar powered wagon – no sponsor, chase crew or support vehicle. The series premiered on Rocky Mountain PBS.
The series premiered on Rocky Mountain PBS in January 2018
June 2018 Rebroadcast
The series will air again in June. Tentative dates are:
6/07/18 Episode #101: Heading Out
6/14/18 Episode #102 Settling In
6/28/18 Episode #103 Prairie Fever
7/05/18 Episode #104 Rio Grande
We’ll keep you posted with final dates and times.
More about the series
Want to learn more about what it’s like to spend 14 months crossing the Great Plains – from Canada to Mexico – in a 21-square foot, solar powered, one mule wagon? Or how ( or how not) to move a rattlesnake with a buggy whip? Here’s more about the series.
I’d like to invite you to Friday’s Lost Sea Expedition program at Wilkes County Library Date: Friday, May 18 Time: 4p Where: Wilkes County Public Library, Wilkesboro, NC FREE
Learn about life in a mule wagon and America’s great vanished sea. Meet mule Polly and tour the wagon she pulled across America. Hey you can even squeeze in to the wagon if you’re feeling limber! Address: Wilkes County Library, 215 10th St, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Join mule Polly and me Friday, May 5 at 8pm as we show the Lost Sea Expedition at Mule Days at Leatherwood Mountains (Ferguson, NC). The film is about our 14 month wagon voyage across America. Signed DVDs will be available. Mule Polly, the Lost Sea Expedition wagon and I will be at Leatherwood starting Thursday. Come on down and I’ll give you the wagon tour!
Why am I grinning and signing? Because I’m autographing and shipping Lost Sea Expedition DVDs today…4 days early. Yep, if you pre-ordered the series start checking your mailbox next week. Want a copy? No worries. We printed extra. They’re 20 bucks (includes shipping) and you can pick up a signed copy right here in the LostSeaExpedition.com store.
Mule Polly and I traveled alone across America filming the Lost Sea Expedition series. But turning that footage in to a Rocky Mountain PBS series? Well, that took an Emmy award winning, paint slinging, web hosting team of producer, consultants, illustrator, audio engineer and web guys. Meet Julia, Will, Deni, Charlie, Chris, Christian and Keith.
A bridge, a bull and people’s opposing religious beliefs remain as obstacles. The Wall with Mexico proves less of an issue. It’s Episode 4, the final segment of the Lost Sea Expedition series. Join me this coming Thursday (January 28) on Rocky Mountain PBS (8pm), Amazon Prime and Vimeo as we finish our mule wagon voyage across America together. Plenty more videos, including trailers for all 4 episodes, are here on the Videos, Trailers and Extras page.
5-star thanks to everyone who’s reviewed the Lost Sea Expedition on the series’ Amazon, Vimeo and Facebook pages. We’d love if you left a review of your own. They’re quick and fun to write. Plus, they really help us. Leave yours right here:
“Bernie…..have you lost your DAMN mind?” That’s what folk artist Charlie Frye said when I asked him to paint 30 paintings for the Lost Sea Expedition the series about my 14 month wagon mule voyage across America.
You know it’s a good party when the film maker (me) leaves the movie’s premier party without any photos. Thanks party hosts Will and Deni McIntyre and Wendy Hamil for the the Lost Sea Expedition premiere party pics! Plenty more snaps and the story right here. Continue reading “Behind the Premiere Party”