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!
Funny how a man and his mule can set out to find something – say a Creationist – and run in to something completely different – like a magnificent painter of album covers.
Some times, they’re the same man.
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.
Hey, welcome to the Lost Sea Expedition web site! The Lost Sea Expedition is a TV series about a 14-month mule voyage I took across America. If you haven’t already seen it, then check out the Official Series Trailer!
Great news this week. The Lost Sea Expedition series has been accepted by IDA, the International Documentary Association. This lets us accept tax-deductible donations for the TV series. Here’s how that works.
Happy New Year. The days are short and dark and I figured I’d toss you a critter from the Lost Sea Expedition series. This fellow is called an ammonite, a bright critter, perfect to brighten up your day a bit.
Howdy! Check out the Lost Sea Expedition Trailer. Then please make a gift to help us bring this program to Public TV.
I grew up on a horse farm in North Carolina. Every Christmas Eve, my brother and I would stand on the back porch, after dark, and cock our ears toward the horse barn.
The barn was within earshot of the house. On a quiet night, you could hear the horses munching hay and moving quietly in their stalls. But that’s not what we were listing for.
It’s funny how folks can turn invisible. Take a big project, say building a house, a career or a TV series. Once the ridge cap is nailed down, the big promotion won or the TV series aired, well, it’s like all the folks that pulled together aren’t seen anymore. We don’t want that to happen with the Lost Sea Expedition TV series. Drop by the newly-added Series Credits page to get an idea of all the folks, communities and organizations that have pitched in to get us where we are. Or browse the the names of all the folks who made a donation to the series.
We love getting hand written letters and sketches here at Lost Sea Expedition headquarters. We super-enjoy the pictures we get from young artists like Emma.
This week, I drove 2 hours to show mule Polly, the mule I took on the Lost Sea Expedition, some artwork sent in by a brother and sister. Here’s how that went. (more…)