Our guest blogger, Gabriel Manrique, is an independent documentary filmmaker who
focuses on social and environmental issues and the co-director of
‘Sandgrains’. He joined the crew of the Arctic Sunrise last month.
Gladys, our Greenpeace liaison in Senegal, had skillfully navigated us through Dakar customs, and we were on the tarmac to board a helicopter which would take us to the Arctic Sunrise. I had flown by chopper only once before and was keenly looking forward to filming from one, but had no idea how much fun it would be.