The Plastiki – Line Islands – Leg 1 ends in Kiribati after 39 days at sea

Tuesday, May 4, 2010   (Image © The Plastiki)
 The Plastiki – Line Islands – Leg 1 ends in Kiribati after 39 days at sea
After 39 days and 3617 nautical miles at sea the Plastiki crew have reached Christmas Island within the Republic of Kiribati and the Line Islands. Having now completed nearly half of the distance as the crow flies to Sydney, and sailed the longest, most remote leg of the journey they arrived at Christmas Island on Wednesday 28th April. Upon their arrival they were greeted by 100 locals aboard a rusty boat that guided the plastic bottle catamaran into a mooring where the crew quickly disembarked to set foot on dry land after 39 days at se. Later the crew talked to 1,000 high school students on the topic of recycling and the need to raise awareness for this issue. Once they are prepared for the next leg, photographer Luca Babini and Graham Hill, founder of Treehugger.com will replace Vern Moen and Olav Heyerdahl. Follow the expedition.


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