Dan giving a tour on the bow of the Rainbow Warrior.
It’s not everyday the Rainbow Warrior, a 190 foot sailboat, shows up in the small quiet town of Southport, NC, but this last weekend that’s exactly what happened. The boat was so large, instead of docking, Captain Willcox had to anchor the ship in the middle of the Cape Fear River. Hundreds of North Carolinians lined up to be chartered over to the ship and given a tour. While others stopped traffic on coastal roads so they could get out and take a full frame picture of the ship. Continue reading →
Baltimore is perhaps the sweetest stop yet for the new Rainbow Warrior. To celebrate the ship’s maiden US voyage this month, Charm City Cakes, the same shop featured in Food Network’s Ace of Cakes, specially made us a meticulously designed cake that looks just like the ship! They presented it to us yesterday here at our berth at Fell’s Point, Baltimore.
This edible replica of our courageous Warrior comes complete with zodiac boats driving alongside the ship, activists rappelling off the ship’s hull, a blue whale swimming around the ship!
I sat down with Geof Manthorne and Graham Coreil-Allen of Charm City Cakes to learn a bit about the making of the cake. Continue reading →
The Rainbow Warrior is not only the greenest campaign ship on earth; she is also the most beautiful. She is also almost mythological to Greenpeace and our supporters. This was clear when the Swedish singer-song writer and actor Regina Lund first set eyes on the Rainbow Warrior in Stockholm harbor (Stories from the Rainbow Warrior: Episode 10). Stars came in her eyes, a broad smile on her lips and she whoo-hoo’ed as she followed Rainbow warrior in an action boat, when the ship left Stockholm. Once onboard, she greeted everybody at least once, hugged the captain and couldn’t wait to get instructions on duties onboard, rules and regulations.
Take a step inside the kitchen with Walter Rodrigues, the Rainbow Warrior’s very own cook. He explains how he provides food for everyone’s palate, and why he greatly enjoys working aboard the Greenpeace flagship.
William Sykes, the Construction Superintendent for the Rainbow Warrior III, gives viewers a tour of the environmentally-friendly vessel. He explains how the ship operates and provides an inside look at the layout of the high-tech design.