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F/V Andrea Gail was a commercial fishing vessel that was lost at sea with all hands during the “Perfect Storm” of 1991. The vessel and her six-man crew had been fishing the North Atlantic Ocean out of Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Our first public presentation to inspire to act for our climate was in the Gloucester Library. After the presentation people wrote their climate action on a wall, they promised to start the next day. Our Pachamama Orchester during the event:

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Our next event was in front 280 kids at the East Gloucester Elementary School. Our kids participated in telling stories about the Northwest Passage.

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Finally we made it also into the Gloucester O’Maley Innovation Middle School.

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After a long period on sea, we finally climbed a mountain again. The Watson family took us to their ski hut in the White Mountains, New Hampshire. We climbed last Monday Mount Lafayette, a 5,249-foot mountain at the northern end of the Franconia Range. The kids did very well on that 4000 feet and 8 miles climb to the TOP, even the conditions were icy and the path snow covered.

We are so blessed that we have Tom from the Schooner Thomas Lannon as our neighbor. I never met somebody that knows so much about boat building. During our time in Gloucester we all were busy maintaining Pachamama… but also “maintaining” our kids.

Thank you so much Jannes for organizing us a dentist appointment and to our Chiropractic friend.

On election day, there were no school. We gave a presentation at the Gloucester Rotary Meeting.img_5288

The US election are over and we hope that people focus now on the Climate Conference, COP22 in Marrakech!

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The plan was to leave today for Boston. We had the boat ready and 4 Gloucester friends with us. Unfortunately the sea did not invited us to sail. There is a gale warning out and a Arctic cold front approaching. For the event 2morrow Saturday the 12th of November at 11 a.m. at the University of Massachusetts we probably travel by train.