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.
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!
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. It has been rebroadcast.
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.
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.
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.
Missing some cash? The Lost Sea Expedition fundraiser has gone viral among dogs and they’ve been making unusually large number of cash donations. Please advise your pooch that what he/she heard about mule Polly sending them a premium (aka, mule apple, grass pie, manure) is purely rumor.
Okay, I’m kidding. But we sure appreciate those of you who smile and think, “hey, I love what you’re doing with the Lost Sea Expedition and want to chip in a few bucks.” Here’s how you can do that. Just hit that yellow button and we’ll take care of the rest.