As amazing as the journey was, it also opened my eyes to many things I wasn’t expecting.
We saw rubbish floating in the ocean 3000 miles from land.
We saw island communities no longer eating fish for all the commercial vessels catching them offshore.
We saw locals risk their lives to transport packaged food and drink to their families.
We saw beaches covered in plastic instead of sand.
We met local people diseased from eating toxic reef fish and others exposed to nuclear waste.
We found dead fish and birds with stomachs full of plastic.