Earth and Sea

Dumbo Feather, March 21 Trees and earth and stone all smell sweeter than the sea. For 94 days, I have been on patrol in the Southern Ocean with Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as part of the most-recent whale defence campaign. As we approach 100 nautical miles downwind from the lush coastline of New Zealand’s South … Continue reading Earth and Sea

Dumbo Feather: On bananas and banality

Dumbo feather, pass it on – Issue 23, Autumn 2010 The humble banana was once a biologically diverse fruit that grew wild in the fecund jungles of South-East Asia. There were sour bananas and sweet bananas and they came in a variety of colours, such as purple and green and yellow. However, the fruit’s diversity … Continue reading Dumbo Feather: On bananas and banality