It’s Friday, and the living history of the Toftevaag is anchored, for a day, in the port of Cartagena, while its crew members regain strength, long for the sea and spend a day “on land” connecting some of the data they collect on their travels with the MEDNIGHT.

The compasses have brought us to the Plaza del Ayuntamiento today. We put faces to each other, finally. And we make a synthesis of the differences between floating on land and walking on the sea.

Science and the Mediterranean are the link that connects stretches of the map, with projects such as ANSE in the Mar Menor or Equinac in Almeria. And between coffees, juices and toast, we list the things that everyone can do so that the Mediterranean does not end up being a sea of plastic, how we can help preserve the species that inhabit it or how we can educate through the reality of a ship that has been sailing this old sea for more than 30 years, which, despite tourism, wars and inequalities, still hides wonderful secrets.

Realizable dreams are mixed with lost causes. And the best kept secret is to travel with the heart of synergies wide open, because in them lies the answer to that legal network, which little by little, helps to regenerate the Mare Nostrum. The one that links hundreds of cultures, keeps the secrets of dozens of civilizations and in which live diverse species that the Toftevaag illuminates with its visits.

To get to know it better, today we talk to Alex Sánchez Jones himself, Clara Cánovas and Alfredo Humanes.

Written by Jon López