There's no better feeling than the anticipation you get the night before a big trip. My last trip I could not even fathom what life at sea for a month would be like. To say I went into that trip blind would be a gross understatement. But since the beginning of the ECO-Warrior project, when I was on my way to the south of Chile to report on a pulp mill that was polluting the Rio Itata with chlorinated water, my strategy has changed.
Before that trip I had to study everything I could find on what was happening there only to find out that everything I had read was completely off. A great lesson indeed; however, now I tend to enjoy learning everything firsthand and in the moment. That way I go into the experience with no misconceptions, which is vital when one is reporting on anything — especially our precious environment.