Monday, July 28, 2008

How JUNK communicates from sea

Here's how Marcus and Joel are able to communicate with the world, floating in the middle of the Pacific - the longest uninterrupted expanse of ocean in the world. We are tremendously grateful to our communication sponsors. This makes the sheer isolation bearable for our two sailors.....who are always eager for news from home. So keep the comments coming!



How people did this back in the day, before satellite phones and GPS, is truly astounding.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Joel, sorry I missed your call yesterday (Sunday). I'm glad to hear all is going well and that you have favorable winds. Cheers - Hamer

R2K said...

: )

Crispy Banana said...

yay! awareness!!!

Im'perfect said...

Wow! I just got done watching KGMB 9 News here in Hawai`i and they had a clip of your JUNK boat on the news ... just like I had wondered if it would make news from my last comment. Kind of exciting to see the news and I was telling my friend about how I read it on blogger. :o)

Take care!

Angela said...

Looks like your about halfway there by the map! Good Job Guys!!

asking said...

i like this topic...your blog is kinda good,baby

Mega said...

I bet you have fun planning and editing your videos when there's nothing better to do. I can see the love put into them. lol.

It's so different from the days when being at sea was almost like ceasing to exist with no way to contact anyone.

Do you stock plenty of long life batteries or do you generate electricity somehow on the ship?

aydens mommy said...

this so awesoem waht you guys ae doing i just stumbled acroos this today, i will be following your jounrney and praying form your causes to rasie awareness and for your safe travel across the ocean

Anuj said...

Now this is a real achievement of yours... Please Please keep up the fantastic work....

Know that people around the world are with you !!

Anonymous said...

I've been following the progress of Junk since day one. I am very happy to see that you both are making good progress and that all appears to be safe and well. Thank you for being brave enough to do this in order to raise public consciousness about the problem of plastics fouling our oceans.

maddy said...

more people need to be as aware as you. (: