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Hello Maersk Gironde

This afternoon I’m watching the Maersk Gironde to see where it is heading. Its left Singapore and heading to Fremantle. On board is Jonathan with mug #26, who checks in regularly to the project and sends photos of his journey. Hi there Jonathan. When I searched for Jonathan’s ship, I found that there were 1404 other ships in the crowded  vicinity of Jonathan’s ship in the Straits of Singapore! Safe
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Welcome back to Australia cup #26

Last night I got an email message from Jonathan who has cup #26. He’s back in Australia… visiting Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane while in port. Nearly a year after coming to The Sea is All Around Us at the Mission to Seafarers in Melbourne he has been regularly checking into the website and sending photos from Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney,  Singapore, Laem Chabang, Johor and many other places in between.
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Happy New Year cup #27!

The first cup scan for this New Year has come from cup #27 from the PAN EIDELWEISS  in the Hong Kong Anchorage. Happy New year to you cup #27 and all seafarers for a safe and healthy year ahead. Today I made a local sea voyage to the mouth of the River Derwent in Hobart Tasmania, to the Iron Pot. I thought of those on the 3 ships who made the long voyages in the 1800s only to to be wrecked on the Iron Pot, 11 nautica
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Cups now at sea

Thanks to the crew from PAN EDELWEISS, MV PHILADELPHIA, HIGH PRESENCE and FORUM PACIFIC for continuing to scan your mugs, and hope that the cups are holding up well at sea. A fresh new map shows the cups fanning out globally with new destinations and arrivals being added and journeys traced. St Petersberg, Visakhapatan, Tonga, New Delhi and many other destinations have been added to the map with thanks to  cartograph
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Liverpool (UK) – Scans, Seafarers and Sculptures

Thanks to all those seafarers who are still participating in the Sea is All Around Us project, scanning their souvenir cups received in Melbourne. New destinations of New Jersey, Port Elizabeth, New Delhi, St Petersburg, Laem Chabang and Suva were added this month, taking the project as far as the Northern Hemisphere. I too have been travelling and while in Liverpool (UK) I visited the Liverpool Seafarer’s Cent
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Cupdate

In July I attended the Portable Landscapes conference at Durham University. Durham is a beautiful city and I found myself fascinated by the named rowing boats on the River Wear, and the University itself some of which is located in Durham Castle. I showed the Sea is All Around Us project in my presentation Affictive Cartographies and other conference participants took souvenir postcards and catalogues away and some h
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Interview with Sonya Gee for Sonnie and Share blog

My friend Sonya Gee who is a journalist and blogger interviewed me about the Sea is All Around Us project. Read it here on Sonya’s Blog Sonnie and Share;
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Seafaring Cartography

CLICK ON MAP TO ENLARGE The latest mugs have been scanned from Sydney, Singapore and Cochin, with the messages keeping on coming in from seafarers about their journeys. Here are a couple of extracts: “It was great tho the waves really made their presence felt again.. still the journey we had was remarkable and I hope we can go back to Australia sometime soon before we finish our contract.. a good place.. with g
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The Sea is All Around Us – The will to connect

Yesterday I took my own mug to a coastal picnic at the sea at the end of my street in Blackmans Bay, Tasmania. Last night I get a message from the seafarer with mug #121 to say he is in Singapore, heading to Malaysia next.  Today I check the Marine Traffic website and can see the BENEDICT SCHULTE making its way through the Straits of Singapore already in deeper water. I turn off the hybrid layers on my satellite imag
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