Ed has always been enchanted by the magic of the sea and the beauty of boats and is no stranger to low carbon travel having cycled 10,000 km alone from the UK to West Africa in 2011. He has been the proud owner of Moondancer for two years lovingly preparing her for this journey and now takes on the role of skippering her for the passage south. He co-founded Movingsounds (http://movingsounds.org) with Keith Ellis 10 years ago leading creative workshops with all sorts of folks from the UK to Egypt exploring themes of empowerment and environmental education and hopes that this journey will continue to develop their work and inspire others to follow their own dreams.
Captain Casparo steps into his natural piratical ways as he surveys the distant horizon stroking his beard singing sea shanties to the wind. He is a longtime member of the Movingsounds team leading creative workshops, and performing together for many years. He is now a respected teacher of bush craft, permaculture and nature connection working across Europe and Africa supporting so many people on their own journey of connection to self and our planet.
Gani Naylor has always had a strong connection with the sea growing up in Cornwall and surfing the waves when ever he gets the chance weather it’s the Atlantic swell on board Moondancer or on his surfboard searching out the best breaks along the coast. He is also a musician, story teller and film maker and workshop facilitator working in the UK and America inspiring many with his creative ways.
Ed the Bear
Ed is a well-travelled bear. He has dived in coral reefs in his own submarine, visited Antarctica, Hawaii, South Africa and all around the coasts of America. He visits scientists and school children exploring the global issues of ocean conservation and now for the first time embarks on a sailing trip of the Atlantic coast to learn more about the sea in new ways.
Geoff loves sailing and has done his research preparing for this big trip. He will be joining us for various parts of the journey along with his trumpet and always impeccably dressed in shirt, tie and spats bringing an effortless jazz tone to the passing breeze. He is a graphic designer by trade and a family man back home but cannot resist the calling of a journey at sea.
Jessie helped crew along the south coast of England bringing her wealth of experience and navigational skills gathered from her Atlantic crossing the year before and her work with the Sailboat Project (http://www.sailboatproject.org) She also has a profound knowledge of herbal medicines if any of the crew should need special attention.
His self-chosen humble title disguises the fact that he is indeed a mentor to us all. Nick brings the experience and wisdom of a lifetime sailing all sorts of boats and has crossed the Bay of Biscay many times before. His endless positivity and calmness always lights up the journey. We also works together on Lifebeat residential youth camps (http://www.lifebeat.co.uk/index.htm) where he hosts the most fantastic transformational experience for many young people every year.
The Ships Kat
Kathy joins us for a week in Spain and Portugal to experience a taste of life aboard, singing and dancing her enchanted way with Moondancer. As an experienced workshop facilitator and theatre practitioner she brings a whole array of skills and vibrancy for the journey.
If you would like to come on a board for a period of the journey please do get in touch. We have space for just four of us, and its cozy.