We are very nearly at the end of this amazing journey. Looking back, the experience feels like some kind of lucid dream. There is something very magical about this part of the world, it pulls you in gradually and puts you in a spell. The ever changing light and atmospherics have entranced me on a daily basis. The landscape has inspired me with its sheer scale and utter beauty. The adventure of helping sail this ship has me hooked on sea travel. Learning from the scientists, watching them work and joining debates on climate change has been educational. Learning to live with new people from different backgrounds, with different opinions, in a very limited space, with limited resources, acts as the perfect metaphor for the planet’s population and energy issues. I now fully understand the point of Cape Farewell, it is a remarkable organisation and I thank them for this great experience.
We (UVA) are now faced with the challenge of communicating this adventure into an immersive experience for the visitors of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. There is so much to draw from but this is a challenge that I am very excited about; never has such an extreme experience been the subject of our work. I only hope to do Cape Farewell justice.
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