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Jun 28th 2011 7:55AM Thanks. Do you have any specific example of Nasheed as 'ruthless dictator'?
Jun 27th 2011 3:43PM I haven't seen the film yet, only the trailer ... which looks great ... Thanks for any/all information re: the film and its future ... Jon
Jun 27th 2011 3:41PM The NC company was definitely on site, far in advance and long after the 80,000+ had come and gone. I've tried to get statistics from the organizers as to exactly how much water is trucked in and used during the 4-day festival, but so far no specifics. Anyone have a guesstimate? Jon
Jun 27th 2011 3:39PM And will probably be the first and last for a long time to come; we're of course hoping that should Sir Richard make a voyage to the bottom of the sea that he returns. So ... fingers tightly crossed!
Jun 27th 2011 3:37PM Be sure and watch Sea Shepherd's website; they are currently off the coast of Libya, mixing it up with illegal tuna fishermen who are trying to take advantage of civil unrest onshore.
Mar 29th 2011 9:05AM Understood Roz, you are right on many fronts. But you, unlike some others who have ventured into the Indian Ocean have wisely altered your itinerary to keep you far from harm's way. I'm sure there'll be a day, hopefully soon, when all of the Indian Ocean is free for exploring ... but for now I think it's safe to say there's a very big CAUTION, PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK sign drawn north/south through the center of the Indian Ocean.
Mar 29th 2011 9:02AM I would never suggest an end to 'adventuring' ... but for the moment, since it is a big world, I would certainly recommend private adventures from staying away from the coast of East Africa ... though each season the Somali pirates seem to be roaming further from shore. The Americans were grabbed near to the coast of Oman, and sailboats and dive boats have been hijacked as far south as the Seychelles and off the tip of northern Madagascar.
Aug 6th 2010 6:52PM Be sure and check out LEAN's website: www.lean.org
Aug 6th 2010 6:52PM The Atchafalaya is far more productive (by three to five times) than the Everglades, home to far more endangered species and migratory stopping-off point for half of North America's bird population ... a place that definitely needs to be watched and preserved!