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.
How to watch the series
Rocky Mountain PBS
The Lost Sea Expedition premiered on Rocky Mountain PBS in January 2018. It has been rebroadcast.
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.
The proposed wall with Mexico has been in the news a lot lately. Mule Polly and I ended the Lost Sea Expedition there. Actually on the Mexican sideof the wall. See why this honkin’ barrier just isn’t practical. It’s Out Take 11 from Lost Sea Expedition TV series.
Holy Mule Nation Streaming! Word just in from Amazon Prime that the Lost Sea Expedition, the Rocky Mountain PBS series about my wagon voyage across America, has been streamed over 100,000 minutes in the last 4 weeks. That’s a wagon load of streaming.
If you enjoyed the series, your review would really help. Like oats feed mule Polly, positive reviews feed algorithms. In mule speak, feeding the algorithm puts the series on Amazon’s radar so Amazon starts suggesting folks watch it.
“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.
One of the main reasons it took 14 months to travel across my mule Polly is that I relied on word of mouth – not technology – to find my way from Canada to Mexico.
I didn’t have a smartphone, GPS, wifi connection, digital maps or sat phone. Instead, I wanted to interact with people. That’s how I ended up on the receiving end of a sketch map and the giving end of three jars of honey.
Time lapse of mule Polly and I crossing a cattle guard in the New Mexican desert. The cattle guard is made of railroad ties spaced about 9″ apart. That means Polly’s hooves would have fallen between gaps – the reason I had to unhook her and lead her around. For a while there, she had me pulling the wagon a spell on our voyage across America. Smart mule!