We arrived in Santa Barbara yesterday after leaving Thousand Oaks and the Campbells lovely home – thank you again for having us!
We then made a short hop over to Ventura for a night and then onto Santa Barbara. En route we passed a great solution which we’d like to share. (see below)
It’s a super system, specifically targeted to schools and homes, for growing salad with very little space needed!
Here we are staying with friends we met whilst in Hawaii a couple of years ago – Jim and Sherry Towells. Since meeting us in Hawaii, Jim and his wife have visited Switzerland and stayed with Dario’s parents and we have become close with his son, Tim, in San Francisco! Thank you for having us and setting up the lovely Hope school presentation this morning.
As I said, this morning we visited Hope school in Santa Barbara, to give a presentation to a selection of their k-6th graders. Afterwards the older years joined us on a clean-up of the school playground – we collected a really impressive amount of plastic. The kids seemed to really enjoy it and we hope that this will be the start of a new habit for the school!
We also finished the film covering out journey from the highest point on the continent, Mount Denali, to the lowest point, Badwater Basin.
Check it out!
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Finally a little plea for help;

Any solar panel/wind generator/ electrical experts out there?
TOPtoTOP member Matteo is sailing non-stop around the world with just with wind and solar power from Rome to Rome.
He is about 2000 miles W from Cape Horn on about 54 degrees: https://web.uniroma1.it/eco40/rotta-eco40/rotta-eco40
Here his website: http://www.matteomiceli.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/micelioceanworld
He’s having major problems with the current flow from his solar panels which is leaving him without nav, comms and autopilot.
If you think you may be able to help PLEASE get in touch – dario @ toptotop.org or Jenny @ toptotop.org and we can give more info
Thank you so much in advance.