Inspiring adventure on a Sailing Expedition
Changing the world through sailing and adventure
“Katherine is dedicating her life to harnessing adventure as a means of protecting and conserving the marine environment.
To inspiring everyone to step beyond their doorstep and through adventure to fall in love with the beauty and wonder of nature
and through this love to be inspired to take action to protect our wonderful planet”
Capturing adventure on a sailing expedition
In July 2018 we undertook an exciting project on Narwhal, a sailing expedition to tackle plastic pollution in the arctic. One of our main objectives was to survey and clean up marine litter found on arctic beaches. The most recent OSPAR marine litter survey data contains only nine data points for the whole of Norway and none in the area that our expedition would be visiting. This meant that we had no idea how big a problem marine litter would be in this area but highlighted how valuable any data that we would be able to collect would be extremely valuable.
The more research and planning that I undertook for this expedition, the more I became convinced by the need to harness the power of adventure to help protect our wild places. Adventurer and documentary film maker Caroline Cote joined the expedition tasked with producing a film that would show not just our experiences but how fostering a passion for adventure and the outdoors can encourage everyone to enjoy and protect the world around them.
Following it’s screening at the Ottawa Adventure Film Festival, I am really happy to be able to share ‘The Adventure Itinerary’ with you.