Did You Know? Background and anekdotes from sailing the world:
Carbon footprint on board
On board we use about 20 Liters of diesel per month. On top of that we use about 3 kg of natural gas for cooking per month. The Carbon footprint of living and travelling is therefore low compared to western standard. The only thing we haven’t come arround is flying back home which of course leaves a big carbon trail in the sky…
Slower than a turtle 3 June 2014
Did you know that sailing is about 85 times slower than flying? So when you spend one hour in an airplane it is the same as 3,5 days of sailing!
Those good old burgers – 21th May 2014
Did you know that Trinidad and Tobago rank 20th when it comes to percentage of overweight people worldwide? In 2007 a staggering 68% of the people older than 15 where overweight in T&T according to Forbes magazine. You might think the list is led by the world’s father of fastfoodchains; the US but surprisingly enough a diet of fish, coconut and imported corned beef can make one pretty lumpy as proven by the Pacific Island of Naura where 94,5% of the people is overweight. Moreover the next 7 countries in line are Pacific islands with the U.S. coming in in at a 9th place with 74,1% of people being overweight.
Source: Forbes magazine, based on WHO research