About the Lost Sea Expedition

(click image for Official Trailer)

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. Rebroadcast June 2018.

Buy the DVD

$14.95 (shipping just $3.95 to any US location)




Stream the series

Amazon (FREE with Prime)

Vimeo on Demand

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.

Equus Film Festival Selection

The EQUUS Film Festival is Nov 29 – Dec 2, 2018 in Brooklyn, NY

New York City, here we come.  Exciting news today that the “Lost Sea Expedition”, the public TV series about mule Polly and my wagon voyage across America, has been selected in to the EQUUS Film Festival.  Mule Polly, who features in the series, has just returned from a month-long trip walking from North Carolina to Virginia. We’ll make sure she doesn’t think she now has to walk to Gotham (though we probably could entice here there if we referred to it as the Big Apple).

Horse Radio Network Interview

Big thanks to Glen and Jamie of the Horse Radio Network’s “Horses in the Morning” show. I had the pleasure and amusement of being a guest on their show this (Monday) morning. We had a great time discussing the Lost Sea Expedition series, messages in a tumbleweed and why anybody would set off across America in a wagon. Stream the interview, or any of the 6,000-plus interviews they’ve done, at www.horsesinthemorning.com .

A Quarter of a Million Minutes Streamed

A milestone: 1/4 million minutes of streaming in the last month.

Wow. A quarter of a million minutes. That’s how many minutes the Lost Sea Expedition, the TV series about my wagon voyage across America, has streamed on Amazon in the last 4 weeks. That translates in to 13,859 unique streams.

Sooo… a wagon-sized thanks to everyone that’s tuned in to the series. An even bigger thanks to everyone who’s left a review. You can read and leave reviews here. These REALLY help mule Polly and I get the word out.

If you haven’t already, you can stream the series right here on Amazon.

 

Bernie Harberts and mule Polly interview on “Carolina Hoofbeats” TV show

Note: Program has been rescheduled to air July 29: Here’s your chance to prepare for your next adventure! Join “Carolina Hoofbeats” host Rose Cushing and me as we take a look at the voyage behind the “Lost Sea Expedition” TV series. You’ll meet mule Polly and tour the wagon she pulled from Canada to Mexico.
When: Sunday,July 29  / 7:30am

Where: Channel CW22 (Raleigh, NC)

Streaming: If you don’t catch it on TV,  you can stream the episode on Roku’s “Farm and Ranch TV Network” (coming early August 2018)

 

Letter from the Lost Sea Expedition

A letter for you, straight from the Lost Sea Expedition wagon (Otero County, NM)

 

“Polly’s tied up in the wind to a road sign that says “Pinon Creek Rd” – a road that leads from dust to more wind.”

That’s how the letter started. I posted it from a gravel truck crossing Crow Flats instead of the post office.   Here’s a letter to the outside world from the Lost Sea Expedition wagon. Continue reading “Letter from the Lost Sea Expedition”

“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.