Roving gazette


A Plastic Ocean – the dangerous convenience of single-use plastic

At a local screening of the thought-provoking film ‘A Plastic Ocean’ last night, I was reminded how easily we can ignore seriously important issues when other urgent, news-worthy headlines are grabbing our attention from every direction. I’ve always considered myself reasonably savvy when it comes to minimising my impact on the environment, but like most people, I don’t always make the right choices and sometimes accept below-ideal alternatives, especially if ‘doing the right thing’ might […]


Sailing with Sea Monsters

Life-changing experiences only come into focus in hindsight in my experience. While they’re happening, their implication is often lost in the noise of the moment, especially if you’re only 11-years old. Which was my age when I first encountered the huge creature that would change the direction of my life—the basking shark. At the time I kept a tiny dinghy in the local fishermen’s cove of the South Devon town that I lived in, and […]


New Book: A Sea Monster’s Tale

In March 2017, Colin Speedie’s new book will be published by Wild Nature Press. The book is a journey amidst wild seas, places, people and conservation history in the battle of hunting and protection of the iconic Basking Shark. Colin will be attending book talks and events to share the adventures of both the hunters and the researchers seeking to find and latterly help protect the shark in our waters. Follow us on Facebook to […]


The Golden Globe Race 2018

We live in a high-tech world that sometimes seems to leave the human element behind in the endless dash for speed. And, as a result, perhaps we don’t see what is going wrong with our planet as we fly heedlessly by…. But something is stirring out there, and the joy of being part of something real and at a human scale is winning round more and more people. Even in the field of yacht racing, adventurous […]