Great big thanks to the 70-plus folks that attended Friday night’s Lost Sea Expedition program. We’re currently raising $20k (yes, $20,000) to get the 4-part series up to Public TV specs. Last night’s coverage charge ($5 per head) and donations all went directly toward that goal. We’ve now raised $9k. Only $11k to go……..!
Thanks to Lynn and Art Whalen for setting us up at the Old Theater. Kudos to Keith Smith and Melinda for getting the word out on TownDock.net.
This coming week mule Polly and I get back to training. More on the upcoming road trip soon.
Fancy a sail around the world and across the Lost Sea? Join me tonight for the Lost Sea Expedition in Oriental, NC. 7:30p – 8:30p (doors open at 7) at Oriental’s Old Theater. Five bucks gets you in the door and those Lincolns go toward the Lost Sea Expedition on Public Television. The Old Theater, 609 Broad St, Oriental, NC 28571
Hey, here’s my straight-from-the-wagon invite to you. Join me this Friday night at 7:30p for a talk about the Lost Sea Expedition Public TV series. Thanks Keith and Melinda at TownDock.net for the funky video announcement!
I’ve been getting Polly in shape these past weeks. Some days I hitch her to the Lost Sea Expedition wagon and we do the mail box run. Other days we haul firewood. I felled the trees last winter while the sap was down. Makes them easier to dry. Most years I used the tractor to haul the logs to the wood shed. This year, I used Polly. Check out the video. Stay ’til the end and I’ll invite you to a wood cooked meal!
I’ve started many of my voyages in Oriental, NC, from a solo circumnavigation to a mule voyage across America. Join me at the The Old Theater, Friday, May 26, 7:30 – 8:30p (doors open 7p) for a program about the Lost Sea Expedition Public TV series. There’ll be sailing footage from my solo circumnavigation and how that inspired me to set off exploring the Lost Sea. Come learn about life in a solar powered prairie schooner, how the Lost Sea Expedition was filmed without a film crew and the best ways to chase down a mule. $5 (helping cover Public TV costs). No life jacket required.
In preparation for my next wagon voyage with Polly (more on that soon) I’ve been working her to the harness most every day of the week. This week she dragged fire wood logs from the forest. Thing is, her shoulders are still soft from lack of work. So, to give the hide a chance to thicken up, I hitched her to the wagon for a light workout. Just a wee road trip down the drive to get the mail. What a relaxing way to end the work week. Have a great weekend!
Great news. Rocky Mountain PBS has agreed to broadcast the Lost Sea Expedition, the documentary about my Canada to Mexico wagon with mule Polly.
It’s fitting that an old school Public Television station would be the first to pick up the wagon voyage series. KRMA, Rocky Mountain PBS’s flagship station in Denver, Colorado, is the oldest public television station in the Rocky Mountains.
The broadcast area overlaps the Colorado part of our 2,500 mile journey down the Great Plains.
We’ll keep you posted of when the series will air. Right now, though, since Public Television doesn’t pay for content, we need to raise funds to complete the series. We could sure use your help.
Friday, 7p: Join me for a Mule Days Movie night. We’ll be taking a look at some footage of the “Lost Sea Expedition” series.
Sat 11: Meet mule Polly and tour the solar powered Lost Sea Expedition wagon she pulled from Canada to Mexico.
Sat/Sun: “How to Leg Picket” demo and discussion. In case you’re wondering, this is for mules. Humans welcome.
Hey there Long Ears. Save the date: May 4 -7. That’s Leatherwood Mule Days in Ferguson, NC.
Join us. Rub a mule’s ears. Dance under the stars. If you’re feeling really limber, pretzel yourself up and crawl in to the Lost Sea Expedition mule wagon. Yes, mule Polly, who pulled that wagon 2,500 miles from Canada to Mexico for the Lost Sea Expedition series on Rocky Mountain PBS will be there. Plenty of other folks, too – mule riders, horse lovers and ordinary people.
In layman’s terms, Leatherwood is located at the base of the mountains that are home to Boone and Blowing Rock, NC. That means incredible green valleys like Montana and cool nights like New England. All right here in western North Carolina. Plenty of room to park your camper or horse trailer. There’s primitive camping, too, for the rest of us. That’s where we’ll be camping.
So dial these directions in to your mule wagon or GPS and visit with us!
The Lost Sea Expedition is the first documentary filmed from a solar powered mule wagon. Over the next few posts, I want to share some of the tech that allowed me to film the 4-part documentary using pretty much only the power of the sun. Today, let’s look at the solar panels that breathed the spark of life in to my recording equipment.