The other Sea Shepherd captains are preparing the ships, and Captain Peter Hammarstedt has taken over my speaking engagements and fundraising activities ensuring that everything is on track for our campaigns to the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, in the Cove at Taiji, Japan, in the Galapagos, in La Reunion, in the South Pacific, in Namibia and a dozen other locations around the planet. No matter the obstacles or the inconvenience, life is always good each day that I am able to see that great red orb rise from the Eastern sea in the morning and dramatically slip below the Western Horizon in the evening with the rare treat of seeing a green flash. And the nights! What better place to be than under that great splash of diamonds embedded in the black velvet of sky? The sea provides the great picture window of spaceship Earth with a view that fascinates, humbles and enthralls, and that makes me a very happy pirate indeed.

I am especially excited that we are about to take on the Japanese whaling fleet again when they are at their weakest and we are now at our strongest, which gives me great confidence that we will have another very successful season of intervention against the serial whale killers from Japan.

Captain Paul Watson on CTV