“After we left Japan, it was as if the ocean itself was dead”

“No fish. No birds. Hardly a sign of life at all.”

How long before the US press reports this? How long before our government addresses it?


Sunday October 20, 2013
The ocean is broken

IT was the silence that made this voyage different from all of those before it.

Not the absence of sound, exactly.

The wind still whipped the sails and whistled in the rigging. The waves still sloshed against the fibreglass hull.

And there were plenty of other noises: muffled thuds and bumps and scrapes as the boat knocked against pieces of debris.

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