Starboard Ocean Ambassador, The Whale Company, is back with an exciting new adventure.
Argentinian couple, Fran and Manuela will paddle from Croatia to Albania by SUP. They will paddle from Croatia, through Bosnia and Montenegro to the recently formed Vjosa National Park in Albania. The Vjosa National Park is the location of Europe’s last surviving ‘free wild river’. Which, thanks to years of hard work from Patagonia and local conservation groups, is now safe from future hydroelectric dam construction.
Along the way, they will meet local activists, educators and institutional leaders. These sustainability heros will share their stories and offer solutions to the plastic problem. They will produce images, videos and articles of the whole adventure that show the beauty of the region and highlight the inspiring work of sustainability heroes. We are committed to approaching this issue with an optimistic narrative that empowers individuals and organisations to take action and make a difference.
Meet the team… Argentinian couple Francisco and Manuela will be joining us on this journey down europes last free wild river.
Francisco, is an economist and simple lifestyle seeker who loves sport and getting into nature. He is passionate about discovering the stories of the people who cross his path, spreading love and inspiration while capturing them on camera and in writing. @franpanario
Manuela is a caring soul who always seeks to bring out the best in others! She enjoys the tranquility of nature and is passionate about architecture, design, and horses. For Manuela, travel means freedom and discovering other cultures. @manucistepsich
Francisco and Manuela will paddle from Croatia, through Bosnia and Montenegro to the Vjosa National Park.