Day 1We weathered through the storm in Cape May at our launch and made it for drinks to the Marina at Anchorage in Avalon by the end of the night. Special thanks to our board member, Jeff Martin for letting us stay with him in the Cape.
Day 2As Sean and Margo made their way from Avalon to Gardner's Basin in Atlantic City, COA staff went to the Ocean Kayak Festival in Strathmere and spread the word about the COZ through town. Sean was joined by Team Barlow's Bikes. It was another stormy day, but everybody stayed safe! Ocean advocates enjoyed food and drink at Scales Grill and Bar in AC that night.
Day 3Margo and Sean had a great launch from Atlantic City and made their way to Barnegat Light by the end of the day. COA staff joined forces with Alliance for a Living Ocean for a rally in South Long Beach during the day. Sean was joined by a family of cyclists who had seen Margo go by on her paddle from Seattle to San Diego on their wedding day!!
Day 4Margo and Sean traveled from Barnegat Light to Pt. Pleasant Beach on Day 4, stopping for a press conference with local officials in Seaside Heights mid-day. Day 4 also brought some COA staffers to the Joint Legislative Environments Committee Hearing. That night, ocean advocates met in Pt. Pleasant Beach for a press conference and BBQ. The press conference at the Fisherman’s Dock Co-Op was memorable to say the least. Jimmy, one of the fisher’s from the co-op, put together a wonderful BBQ including fresh scallops, hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers. Located directly on the docks with the trawlers of the co-op as a backdrop, the press release featured testimonials from Sean Dixon and Margo Pellegrino sharing their experiences on bike and canoe. Cindy Zipf, the Executive Director of Clean Ocean Action, gave a brief talk to the crowd as well.
|Environment and Solid Waste Assembly Chair Grace Spencer and Senator Bob Smith with COA|