I can't imagine what it would be like to make this voyage and have all that garbage surrounding me, no birds or fish in sight. The only whale seen had a big tumor on it and he said the water off Japan messed up his paint on his boat. His story is alarming, then to know it would be more polluting to clean it up than leave it. How much more can our oceans take before they collapse?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.
What was missing was the cries of the seabirds which, on all previous similar voyages, had surrounded the boat.
The ocean is broken | Newcastle Herald