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One of our many foibles

Is multi-tasking all it’s cracked up to be?

We hope not, since we’re clearly gifted with the art of only focusing on one project at a time.

In this video, I attempt to demonstrate exactly what we’ve been focusing on (instead of posting to the blog…and yes, I feel very guilty, but that doesn’t seem to make the posts magically appear…foible of Me.)

Enjoy!

Fundraising Campaign Extension

Fundraising Campaign Extension to June 28th!

Hi Everybody,

Today is Friday the 13th and it’s a full moon!  When we launched the Indiegogo fundraising campaign for the documentary film production, we picked today as an end date.  Why? Because it’s Friday the 13th and a full moon!

Needless to say, we also did not anticipate the attention we would need to divert to tackling challenges on-location in Mexico during this same time period.  Some knowledge can only be gained during actual on-location experience, and in that regard the past few months have been a great success.

If you have not contributed to the campaign or signed up to follow the blog, you may not know that two main obstacles have resulted in the need to delay, until autumn, further filming and expedition:

•    One has to do with the fact that the daily temperatures are literally too hot for the camera batteries to hold charge and indeed the camera simply working was not feasible…very bad for filming!
•    The other is that, even with minimal gear, the equipment necessary for the expeditionary documentary is too heavy for the single-hull outrigger.  This is especially true given the potential sea conditions of the Sea of Cortez.  Since our objective is to document, rather than arrive at Point Z in an outrigger canoe, we have elected to build a second canoe hull.  When we return to the Sea of Cortez in autumn, Wilber will be transformed into a traditional double-canoe (catamaran).   (article: Design Description)

(Note for contributors: Funds raised during this campaign remain exclusively allocated to the campaign and budget set forth.)

Due to dealing with the above challenges, we have been unable to promote the campaign as much as we anticipated.  Now that we have made the decision to delay the expedition, it means we have time to make the project even better.  We have petitioned to Indiegogo to extend our campaign, and they have accepted.

So… we will continue to work hard, and if you haven’t already gotten involved, here’s your opportunity!

You now have until the 28th of June to join in on Indiegogo and help the film project excel!

Let Laughter Ring

“If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” – Woody Allen

This is a short update to let you know that our plans have officially been laughed at.  😉

We designed this blog so that when we launched from Kino Bay, it would have a cushion of articles to post automatically while we traveled over sea to the next location with internet access.

Those articles will still be posted, but we have had to rethink our expedition plans.   The reasons behind this will unfold in more detail over the coming weeks, but we wanted to post an update now regarding the critical changes.

The key elements we hope you will take away from this blog post are:
1-    That we will continue to post articles, and are jumping into the journey experiences from the past few months very soon.
2-    That we are returning to New Mexico for the summer in order to create a solution to significant challenges we’ve encountered.

If you’re not already a contributor to our educational project or subscriber to the blog, you may be wondering, “what happened? what challenges?” (And if you want to be one of the first to know, you really should consider signing up!)

We’ll give you a hint via solutions found, but we hope you’ll stay tuned to let the juicy details unfold with the articles.

Solution 1:
Make a new plan that may again be laughed at.
Solution 2:
Build the second canoe hull that will turn Wilber into a “Double-Canoe Catamaran”
Solution 3:
Return to the Sea of Cortez in September/October.

Stay tuned for the good stuff, and in the meantime, here’s some food for thought….

If:
(A) Woody Allen was accurate when he said, “If you want to make God laugh, make plans,”
and (B) laughter is the best medicine…
Does that mean making plans is a way to make the world a better place?