backtracking from Honduras the expedition initially regrouped in
Monterey, California where pedal boat Moksha was on display at the
local Maritime Museum. Stuart (Steve's father) was using his sales
experience to raise funds for the next leg by selling t-shirts and
names on the boat hull for $20.
increased emphasis on using the expedition as an educational tool
both in the classroom and for cultural and environmental awareness
prompted Jason and Steve to invite John Walker and Casey Dunn to
pedal Moksha to Hawaii from the California coast. They also felt
strongly that Expedition 360 should include others actively participating
in addition to themselves. This allowed Jason and Steve time to
collaborate with local teachers on developing the 'Classroom Expedition';
a standard's aligned learning experience connecting 4-6th graders
(9-12 yr olds) to the voyage via satellite and the internet. Unfortunately
the voyage had to be abandoned after only 10-days due to bad weather.
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circumnavigation attempt narrowly escaped failure at this point:
the pedal boat, made secure on a coastal mooring buoy while John
and Casey where removed to safety by the Coastguard, capsized during
the ensuing storm and started sinking. Only a dramatic rescue operation
by the expedition team using borrowed kayaks and scuba gear prevented
the worst case scenario happening. Moksha was recovered structurally
intact but with all her equipment and supplies ruined.
took nearly a year to recover sufficiently for a second attempt.
Jason and Steve resolved to settle their differences and attempt
the crossing to the Big Island of Hawaii themselves. They departed
from under the Golden Gate Bridge on Sept 28th 1998, arriving in
Hilo 54 days later.
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