About the Lost Sea Expedition

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. Climb aboard. Let’s go see America!

How to watch the series

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The series premiered on Rocky Mountain PBS in early 2018. We’ll let you know of rebroadcasts.

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.

Meet the Lost Sea Expedition Crew

Meet the faces behind the Lost Sea Expedition series (Will and Deni McIntyre, Charlie Frye, Christian Harberts and Kirk Gillon photos)


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.


Preview Episode 4: Rio Grande

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.

“Have you lost your damn mind?” The Illustrations Behind the Lost Sea Expedition

Turtle Island: the Lakota origin story as painted by Charlie Frye. From the Lost Sea Expedition Series (Charlie Frye illustration)

“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.

Charlie with some of the 30-plus paintings he created for the Lost Sea Expedition series on Rocky Mountain PBS, Amazon and Vimeo.
Charlie with some of the 30-plus paintings he created for the Lost Sea Expedition series on Rocky Mountain PBS, Amazon and Vimeo.

But I know Charlie’s about more than roosters, rusty trucks and bootleggers.  Then Charlie started painting. Here’s more on how Charlie went from painting owls to dead fish.


Behind the Premiere Party

You know it’s a great party when you get to bring your dog, mule and wagon…and don’t have time to take photos. Here, I’m signing a book for David while avoiding stepping on Snookie’s tail. (Wendy Hamil photo)

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”

Donation Alert

MIssing some cash? This might be a clue…

Missing some cash? The Lost Sea Expedition fundraiser has gone viral among dogs and they’ve been making unusually large number of cash donations. Please advise your pooch that what he/she heard about mule Polly sending them a premium (aka, mule apple, grass pie, manure) is purely rumor.

Okay, I’m kidding. But we sure appreciate those of you who smile and think, “hey, I love what you’re doing with the Lost Sea Expedition and want to chip in a few bucks.”   Here’s how you can do that. Just hit that yellow button and we’ll take care of the rest.

Choose your distance…

Pets everywhere will thank you.