Monthly Archives: October 2009

Around Lake Michigan

The Search for Sustainable Civilizations. A Thousand Miles in a $400 Hobie Cat. In September 2009, Dan Kelly started production of Around Lake Michigan, Search for Sustainable Civilizations.  Dan and the 16 foot catamaran Hello World sailed 300 miles, querying … Continue reading

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Making a movie

I shot around 20 hours of video in September. Is that enough to build a coherent feature length movie? My original idea was to post video during the trip, but It turns out that sailing 20-30 miles, camping/packing, shooting and … Continue reading

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Save the date – November 28, 2009

If you’ll be in or near Northern Michigan on November 28, come to the On Desire / Around Lake Michigan SPECIAL EVENT! Join the amazing folks who participated and supported the Around Lake Michigan, Search for Sustainable Civilizations project. We’ll … Continue reading

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The Short Story about the Garbage Patch – More Brown Noise

This last trip was a luxury ride across a sacred place for me. We survived in spite of our lack of preparation. My main reason for this sailing gig, besides a ride home, was to have an opportunity to see … Continue reading

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Return to the crib

Back in Brooklyn after a 13 hour drive with my brother Steve yesterday. We’ve got a date today to help a mutual friend with his apartment, then Steve will be heading back to Michigan on Wednesday. Meanwhile, wow! What’s it … Continue reading

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Garbage Bits in the Pacific

Just a teaser… Story to follow… After a 2:00 am start C-130 calls us att dawn to help with rescue:: Overturned boat:: Man is rescued minutes before we get there after standing on the boat all night: We return to … Continue reading

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The cost of sailing

Just before launching last month, I took some pictures of the waste generated from Hello World’s renovation. Getting her ready required power, raw material and room in the landfill. Around Lake Michigan is a search for sustainable civilizations that utilized … Continue reading

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Debriefing continues

Talked with two of my bio brothers yesterday about the trip. Mike and I both have an affinity for the national parks and we discussed how I might craft a proposal based on ALM to increase access to parks without … Continue reading

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Afterward

Phase 1 of Around Lake Michigan is complete. The overview – 300 miles of sailing in about 30 days, 50+ hours of video recorded including travel and interviews, plenty of low/no impact camping, many new friends, 20,000 hits on the … Continue reading

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Map

Lake Michigan shares 1600 miles of shoreline with 4 states. The 2009 expedition of Around Lake Michigan explored about 300 miles or 1/5 of the perimeter in 3 weeks. x x x 1. Elberta Beach 09/05 – 09/06 2. South … Continue reading

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The Wind Blew Me Home – Chapter 2

It’s best to start the morning slowly after a 9 hour enchanted sail, to take a languid inventory of all of your parts, cozy warm in the sleeping bag. A trip down to the boat for toothbrush and iPhone charging … Continue reading

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The Wind Blew Me Home – Chapter 1

There I was in Wisconsin waters, having just passed between Washington Island and the Door Peninsula. Twenty eight miles in 3 hours, a decent trek for one day. I’d left Ritch and Hello World’s caretakers, Bunny and Ed at noon … Continue reading

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