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Posts By: Sophie and Jake

Sophie and Jake

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First stop – the remote island of St Helena

By on June 21, 2014

Somewhere in the Middle of the Atlantic Ocean there is one not particularly big, but quite a remarkable volcanic island. Remote and isolated from the rest of the world, St. Helena archipelago is an extraordinary place. Time seems to have


Jake and Sophie, checking in

By on May 4, 2014

Dear blog, This is Jake and Sophie, checking in via email through the sat-phone, from the deep blue international waters of the Atlantic, off the coast of Namibia, around 22 degrees  South, 006 degrees  East. As I write it is

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Atlantic crossing

By on April 26, 2014

It is happening. We’re finally ready for the Atlantic crossing – let’s begin the journey to the other side of the world! We’re leaving in less than an hour. There will not be a way of contacting us for a while.


Kelp collection – wet, cold and slimy

By on April 14, 2014

Only few aquariums in the world have a kelp forest exhibit. And it is because you cannot grow kelp effectively in captivity. In order to maintain living kelp forest, you need to collect the macroalgae on a regular basis. Today


Sailing, at last!

By on April 10, 2014

At last, the day arrived. After fifty days of waiting, I was madly excited. After more than four years of building, the owner and builders were emotional. We were leaving Knysna behind, and sailing 300nm or so to Cape Town.


Volunteering at the Two Oceans Aquarium Cape Town, South Africa

By on April 2, 2014

Meantime in the Aquarium, the kindest, nicest and coolest people are working hard to keep the fish happy and healthy. I am deeply grateful to them for offering me a chance to observe the behind the scenes of the aquarist

beach cycling


By on March 16, 2014

We are young, and like many young people, we are addicted to traveling. New places, new people, new cultures – but as soon as the excitement of arrival has worn off we set about planning the next trip. No arrival


Flamingoes, caracals, lemurs and white bengal tigers

By on March 12, 2014

Eco Tourism – what a weekend!! Zoos make me sad – wild animals, captured and caged,  under stimulated and overfed, watched by a contingent of humans with similar problems, only the humans at least have a choice in the matter.


Anti fishing and tangling

By on March 10, 2014

Fishing and angling, or more appropriately – Anti fishing and tangling. Jake and Sophie started with six fish. After several hours fishing, they had two fish. How many fish did Jake and Sophie catch?  The answer is 1.5 fish.  Explanation:


While others sleep… we walk through muddy sea shores.

By on February 28, 2014

Not everyday does one have a chance to swim with endemic seahorses, observe a sleeping octopus and witness a cuttlefish hunting at  night. It would be hard to beat such a day, yet everyday so much happens! each morning brings