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…)
The talk about the Lost Sea Expedition series has been presented from Canada to South Dakota to Kansas to Texas. The latest one was waayyyy closer to home. Big howdy and thanks to the 60-plus folks that came out for the latest Lost Sea Expedition program. Hosted by the Friends of the Caldwell County Library, it was a great chance for folks to learn more about the voyage behind the Public TV series.
Thanks, too, to all the folks (muchas gracias Keith, Mary, Ronnie and all the others) that followed up with an online donation. You can see more photos from the voyage and event by clicking through. (more…)
What’s life like on the road with a mule? Could you cross the country in a 21-square foot wagon? November 19th is your chance to find out.
Come join me for the “Lost Sea Expedition” program. Think of it as 393 days on the road with a mule distilled in to a free one-hour program.
Where: Caldwell County Public Library, 120 Hospital Ave NW, Lenoir, NC 28645
When: 10a, November 19 / Meeting Room # 6
The Lost Sea Expedition wagon will be on display and open for tours. Could you fit inside the crazy-narrow rig? Come on over and find out. (more…)
Some folks I was staying with on my wagon voyage across America pulled down an old shed. This tumbled out of the wall. So THAT’S where the cat ended up…. Happy Halloween! (and if you dig mummified critter pics, have you seen this jerkyfied coyote?)
So I’m traveling along this ancient sea bed with my mule Polly. And I’m gathering up all these amazing interviews – folks telling me what they know about this vanished sea. Only one thing was missing.
What did these critters look like? Sure, I heard that a plesiosaur looked, “like a snake drawn through the shell of a turtle.” But what the hell does that look like? (more…)
Looking back on our travels, it’s easy to just remember the eyeballs. Smiling eyes of a new friendship on the road. Blood shot eyes of late night encounters. Eyes worn dull by time. Eyes sharpened by experience.
It’s easy to overlook the hands. (more…)
She loves melons and cheat grass but turns her muzzle up at plums. She pulled a 2000 pound wagon 2,500 miles across America. She’s the star and equine power (she considers the term “horse” power degrading) behind the Lost Sea Expedition TV series.
Meet mule Polly. (more…)
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. (more…)
“Can you imagine traveling in this thing?” It’s the question parents most often ask their kids when they’re touring the Lost Sea Expedition wagon, the wagon I crossed America with.
The answer to my question fell along generational lines. Or was it size….? (more…)