Sunday, April 29, 2012

Where in the World is Kristal Ocean?

Forget Carmen San Diego! Let's focus on Miss Ocean for the time being haha!

So where in the world am I? I am at the Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan. After flying 13 hours from Houston, Texas we landed here about an hour ago. Local time here is 3: 42 pm, back home it's 2:43 am. After this short layover I have a 3.5 hour flight to Guam, where I'll be spending the night before departing for Majuro.

Saturday, April 28, 2012


Hello world!

Ok so the past few days have been NUTS!! Amazingly great but nuts! First of all I got my VISA! yay!! This was the only hiccup that was going to set back my travels but the gracious people at the US Embassy fell in love with my story and allowed me to receive this important document that very day. Wonderful news right? Wait it gets better.

On Thursday April 26 His Excellency Sir Arthur Foulkes, Governor General of The Bahamas, invited me to his home, Government House, where he offered me some tea and inquired  more about this adventure I was embarking on. His Excellency, who shared his thoughts about plastic pollution within The Bahamas, particularly on the Island of Inagua, was excited about my expedition and wanted to garner press for it. Gena Gibbs, an eco-journalist from Bahamas Information Systems came to my house to conduct an interview detailing my background, purpose of the trip and goals post trip. We chatted for nearly two hours and covered a broad spectrum of environmental issues within the country. Once Gena is done writing up this story it will appear in The Nassau Guardian and/or The Nassau Tribune so lookout world, I'm coming to a news stand near you!

I'm about to turn in to a blogging maniac here soon so please stay tuned!!

Peace =)

Kristal Ocean.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Making Strides

Oh Boy!

Things are shaping up beautifully thus far, Thank God!! Today was certainly an emotional day for me as things that were up in the air all started to fall down; luckily they are all falling in order. Tonight I am packing away my life for a month......well I'm pre-packing my life away. It's my last night on Eleuthera before the big trip so the real packing begins when I arrive in Nassau. I'll keep the yapping to a minimum tonight so that I can get things squared away at 'The Fortress' (my humble abode).

Peace, Love and Oceans =)

Kristal Ocean

Sunday, April 22, 2012

It begins here..

Testing Testing 1.....2.....3!! 

Hello Folks! I am so excited to begin the construction of this blog. As most of you may know I am gearing up for the adventure of a lifetime; a research expedition sailing across the pacific ocean from Majuro, Marshall Islands to Tokyo, Japan to study the Western Garbage Patch, an area that has not been researched in 25 years. I have a few kinks to straighten out before departing but I am confident that I will get those done efficiently! The countdown begins now so get prepared to live vicariously through my adventure!
Kristal Ocean.