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"The Horse" Magazine Reports on the "Lost Sea Expedition" TV Series

Polly the Mule’s Cross-County Journey: Health and Welfare Considerations
“The Horse” Magazine
Originally published Jul 8, 2018 / “The Horse” Magazine
By Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA

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Polly’s owner planned ahead to keep her healthy and happy over their 2,500-mile, 14-month journey from Canadian to Mexican borders. / Photo: Courtesy Bernie Harberts

Some horses go on long trail rides—for several hours.

Some go on really long trail rides—for several days.

And then, there are those like Polly the mule.

Polly went on… Continue reading

Ride Out the Front Gate

The first time I ran away, I was naked except for a pair of rubber boots. I was 4 years old. It was a short run-away, to my buddy’s house. I’ve been rambling ever since, only slightly better dressed.

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A young me. Old enough to wear pants. I’m already thinking of running way with the family pony Snowflake and her foal Dominique. (Wilkes County, NC / circa 1975)

Seems a lot of other folks have the same rambling urge.

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"Lost Sea Expedition" Dinner and Movie at Leatherwood Mountain August 23

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Hey, are you ready for some tacos, mountain air and mule adventure? Leatherwood Mountain is hosting a “Lost Sea Expedition” Dinner & Movie night. We’ll show the “Lost Sea Expedition” film, eat tacos and stay up late talking mules, adventure and travel. We’d love to have you.
When: August 23 / 6 pm
Where: Leatherwood Mountains (Ferguson, NC)
Contact: 336 973 5044
Sure would be great to see you! Please share with your friends that might enjoy this. Full details at LeatherwoodMountains.com

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A letter from the Lost Sea Expedition Wagon

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A letter for you, straight from the Lost Sea Expedition wagon (Otero County, NM)

Polly’s tied up in the wind to a road sign that says “Pinon Creek Rd” – a road that leads from dust to more wind.

That’s how the letter started.

Traveling from Canada to Mexico with my wagon for the Lost Sea Expedition TV series, I kept in touch with friends largely through letters – occasionally a phone call. Toward the end of my voyage, crossing… Continue reading

Three Lanterns

A good kerosene lantern makes you wish the power would stay off a few more lamp lit meals. A bad one makes you choke and hope like hell the power company gets the lights back on as soon as possible. The truth lies somewhere between the romance and the smoke.

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Wagon life with a kerosene lantern on a good evening. From UNC-TV’s “Mule Rider” program about one of my wagon trips through eastern North Carolina. You can view the… Continue reading

"Lost Sea Expedition" interview on "Carolina Hoofbeats" TV show

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Note: Program has been rescheduled to air July 29: Here’s your chance to prepare for your next adventure! Join “Carolina Hoofbeats” host Rose Cushing and me as we take a look at the voyage behind the “Lost Sea Expedition” TV series. You’ll meet mule Polly and tour the wagon she pulled from Canada to Mexico.
When: Sunday, July 22 / 7:30am

When: Sunday, July 22 / 7:30am

Where: Channel CW22 (Raleigh, NC)

Streaming: If you don’t catch it on TV, you can stream the episode on Roku’s “Farm and Ranch TV Network” (coming early August 2018)

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The Lost Sea Expedition

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The Lost Sea Expedition

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The Lost Sea Expedition DVD is about Bernie Harberts’ 14… Continue reading

Where, When and How to Watch the Lost Sea Expedition Series

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Enough viewing options to stop a mule in her tracks….

It’s enough to confuse a mule that’s walked across America: where to watch the Lost Sea Expedition series. Here, in terms even mule Polly can understand, is the schedule.

Rocky Mountain PBS

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The Lost Sea Expedition made its Prime Time premiere January 4, 2018 at 8 pm on Rocky Mountain PBS. A new episode airs every Thursday in January.

Amazon Video Direct

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FREE with Amazon Prime. Stream one… Continue reading

Lost Sea Expedition Original

The Lost Sea Expedition

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Vimeo streaming.
Amazon streaming $1.99 (FREE w/Prime).

The Lost Sea Expedition is available for streaming and also on DVD.

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The series can be streamed on Amazon (Free w/Prime) and Vimeo.

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The Lost Sea Expedition is available on DVD. Experience a 14… Continue reading

Radiator Christmas Greetings

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Merry twisted Christmas. Some grape vine Yule time greetings from the grill of my old Dodge.

This Christmas, mule Polly and I are off the road launching the Lost Sea Expedition TV series. Polly’s munching pasture hay and I twisted up some grape vines for a radiator wreath. In recent days, the wreath’s taken on a nautical tilt from highway speeds in winter weather. It reminds me of a Christmas that went sideways on my old sailboat Sea Bird .

Here’s the nautical version of the old Wise Man story.

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