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.
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.
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.
The warnings were dire. Heading by wagon in to the South Dakota Badlands, folks told me, “your mule will catch the bubonic plague that’s killing the prairie dogs.”
Damn. I’m thinking 14th Century Black Death and here I am walking through it with my mule. Continue reading “Bubonic Prairie Dog Plague”
Ever wonder what it’s like to be swallowed by a sea monster? Yeah, that’s the stuff I wondered about as mule Polly and I walked day after week after month across the Great Plains on the Lost Sea Expedition.
Here’s an entry straight from my wagon travel log. Continue reading “Down the Hatch”
We’re working like bee-stung mules getting the Lost Sea Expedition ready for its January 4 Amazon Video Direct and Rocky Mountain PBS premiere. Then, just when we needed a much-needed reminder to slow back down to a garden mule’s pace, we got this wonderful sketch from Olivier. Olivier lives on a yellow boat in Paris.
Cheer the Lost Sea Expedition the final distance to its Public Television premier.
Like it helps a marathon runner nearing the finish line, your cheers in the form of any support would be so encouraging. Our submission deadline is October 16.
You’ll be part of the voyage and we’ll give you a 30-day pass to watch the 4-part Lost Sea Expedition series online after its premier. We’ll let you know when it’s available to stream.
Let’s pull the cork on that bottle of Hungarian Tokaji aszu you’ve been hoarding. This morning CuChullaine O’Reilly of The Long Riders’ Guild informs me his article on the Lost Sea Expedition has been published in the Hungarian equestrian magazine Lovas Nemzet. This brings back stormy memories of my youth, Hungary, wine and my mom.
Hurricanes and production deadlines don’t mix. We’ve been busy here at LostSeaExpediton.com headquarters wrapping up the series for Rocky Mountain PBS. So when we heard Hurricane Irma had taken sights on our western North Carolina property, closed captioning gave way to cutting water bars. Yes, even mule Polly pitched in carrying a chain saw up the mountain. We got lucky. We escaped major damage from Hurricane Irma. Polly’s gone back to grazing. I’m back final edits.