What’s it like to spend 394 days crossing the Great Plains – from Canada to Mexico – in a 21-square foot, solar powered, one mule wagon?
Hi. I’m film maker Bernie Harberts. The Lost Sea Expedition Public TV series is about my 14 month wagon voyage across America. The series has been selected to premier on Rocky Mountain PBS. It addresses the important issues of our time about water, automation and the depopulation of the Great Plains. There’s plenty of adventure, too, like exploring a vanished sea with a mule and how (not) to move a rattlesnake with a buggy whip. Here’s more about the series.
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People ask me, “Did you build your wagon?” I point at the yellow wagon body and say, “yes, I built the body.” Then I say, “but Pioneer Equipment built the running gear.” Today I’d like to welcome Pioneer Equipment aboard as the latest Lost Sea Expedition supporter. Here’s more about how Pioneer fits in to the Lost Sea Expedition. Continue reading “Welcome Pioneer Equipment”
Traveling across the ancient sea bed of the Western Interior Seaway, when I wasn’t filming the Lost Sea Expedition or looking for marine fossils, I was always on the lookout for a good place to sneak a nap. Enter Harvey and the dinosaur.
Mule Polly and I are back in North Carolina after a great trip to Colorado. We spent the past few weeks out West letting folks know more about the Lost Sea Expedition Public TV series. The series is about mule Polly and my 2,500 mile wagon voyage across America and premiers on Rocky Mountain PBS. Plenty more photos and stories are coming. Thanks to everyone that made our visit a huge success. Right now, though, it’s time to hit the shower!
Has a month passed already? Incredible. That means it’s time to fire up the Cummins diesel and hit the road. Mule Polly and I will be heading from Colorado back toward North Carolina over the Independence Day weekend. Huge thanks to everyone that spent time with mule Polly and me in Colorado! Thanks especially to Liz of Windy Creek Ranch for putting Polly and me up this week.
How do you ride a horse across America… or Mongolia or South America? First thing you do is contact the Long Riders Guild. I did just that a few years ago when I set off to ride my mule Woody from Atlantic to Pacific ocean. Thanks in large part to the Guild, that 13 month journey was a success.
This week, the Long Riders Guild published a review of the Lost Sea Expedition TV series. When you’re done reading that, be sure to check out the in-depth Q&A session here. Thanks Cuchullaine and Basha for taking the time to explain the importance of the Lost Sea Expedition. I urge anyone interested in equine travel to visit LongRidersGuild.com. Now peel yourself away from the screen and go saddle up for your own Long Ride!
Life on the road with a mule get lonely. That’s why it means so much when folks pitch in to our quest. Right now we’re raising funds to pay for closed captioning for our Lost Sea Expedition Public TV series. Here’s a video “thanks and howdy” from the road. Thanks Hatdie and Tom for pitching in last night! You can check out everyone else who’s pulling with mule Polly and me right here.
Or hey, hit that Donate button and become part of the Lost Sea Expedition series.
You’ll get thanked on the LostSeaExpedition.com site and you might even get a mention in a video with mule Polly!
Big thanks to Rob and Lori Graves of noosa yogurt and Morning Fresh Dairy for putting up mule Polly and me for the weekend. Mule Polly toured the pasture dining on dandelions. I toured the yogurt factory and dairy. Tasty business! Today (Monday, June 26) mule Polly and I head to Boulder, CO.