nikki wynn in NYC with billion oyster project


We’re back in the USA! And through a series of fortunate events, we ended up in New York City, on a stage in Central Park, in front of 60,000 people.

And that wasn’t even the highlight! It was our time on the (sometimes) very shitty Hudson River with a few dozen creators and a few million oysters.

If it all sounds a bit wild and weird, it’s because it was. Join us for a unique and unexpected adventure. Plus, we’ll catch you up on where we’ve been and where we’re headed next (spoiler alert it includes a very fast boat)!

If you didn’t see our videos while we were in the Tuamotus, or just want to reminisce, watch them here:

Billion Oyster Project


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Comments (20)

  • Luann Fogels

    Good morning Jason and Nikki, I have followed you since “almost” the beginning of your travels — from the VW, to your first motorhome, and then your transition to sailing. Although I was a bit disappointed when you moved onto sailing, I have VERY MUCH ENJOYED watching your weekly videos! I look forward to every Sunday’s video as I get to see you “living life large”. I get to go on a short sweet little vacation every Sunday! AND, I always learn so much from you — about life, about our world, about sustainability, and so much more! As you have said in the past “the naysayers” can be negative, but I absolutely LOVE your POSITIVE CAN-DO attitude! I love how you highlight your life (the good, the bad, and the ugly), it’s transitions, and all your amazing adventures. I just want to say THANK YOU and hope you continue entertaining (and educating) all of us “normal” people! Luann Fogels (adventurer in Alaska for 47 years and now adventuring & loving living in sunny Colorado)

  • postiecat

    Love this. Who knew. Thanks so much for putting this out there. Will definitely make a donation. What a great cause. In so many ways.
    Looking forward to your trip back to the Islands. What fun. See ya next week.

  • Jeanette Brennan

    Tremendous video – thank you to all those awesome Oysters!! Amazing little creatures. Your enthusiasm is catching and I can’t wait for any upcoming videos and travels — all sounds so very exciting!! Stay safe, enjoy every minute of life and thanks for sharing your adventures with us! 👍💞🌟🙏⛵️

  • Mary Van

    That was a pretty amazing and informative video! Who would’ve ever known the impact oysters? We could use those little guys all over the world!

    I wonder if there’s any thing like this that can be introduced into lakes and streams.

  • Michael

    Great idea for cleaning up the waterways. Just don’t eat them! You don’t want all that filtered crap in you bodies.

  • Cory Seamer

    Since I started watching your videos in 2020, I hoped to see you visit NY. It was cool to see you guys boating around the harbor where I learned to sail after being inspired by your videos to finally get out there. It was also cool to see you guys talk about the human impacts on the harbor ecosystem from the CSOs. Part of my work deals with reducing the storm water runoff into those NY CSOs you mentioned with the design of green infrastructure.

    I hope you enjoyed your time in NY.

  • David L Squire

    That was a very interesting video. Thank you for sharing

  • Alan Solomon

    Thanks for another great video. Surprise. ⚡⚡
    Who would have guessed that you were in New York! What extremes for both of you. From quiet, easy, ocean-going Tonga and New Zealand to trafficy, concrete, asphalt, crowded with buildings, cars and people New York, NY. Surprise!! Surprising Jason’s Grandma was great and personal for you both. I was surprised you videoed that. It was nice to see your Mother again Jason.
    I am a self-taught environmentalist studying and researching our environment, wildlife and stopping climate change for the last 17 to 20 years. I liked Michael W’s. description of Lake Erie, the mollusks and mussels in the early days. I am from Cleveland. I remember how dirty and polluted Lake Erie was. I remember when the Cuyahoga River caught on fire.
    It is really special and great news to have the Billion Oyster Project and this activism coming out of New York for the health and well-being of the Hudson River and the surrounding waters. The environmental consciousness created from this project is on people’s minds and the word is getting around New York and beyond. Awesome Job Wynn’s.

  • Steve

    I confess, I was a little disappointed when you went to sea (and concerned), but I got over it, big time. I’m not envious of your life; I rejoice with every video you share. I’m only 75, but as a disabled vet, my health is poor. I am living through you two, and I love it. I don’t care what you do, you do it with such LIFE. And you meet wonderful people, because YOU are. God bless.

  • Tracy H

    Awesome video again. I’ve been watching since the beginning of the RV days and have to say I love both, RV and Curiosity. Welcome back to the US.

  • Steve Gibbons

    Very insightful. So many great cities that trash our waterways. My hometown of Sydney is no exception. Oysters are under threat here. Can I suggest you check out STOPECOCIDEINTERNATIONAL if you aren’t aware of it already. Thanks again for sharing.

  • Hank

    We should all be the best stewards of our planet as possible…As for activism beyond that, I can’t wait to see you both on your new boat.

  • Tev

    The Best part of this video was the sweet moment your Grandmother saw you. I had a tear in my eye and would’ve liked to seen more of that. Looks like your Mother is still in the RV Jason. Would’ve liked to seen more of her too.

    • Steve

      I second what TEV said. As a grandparent, I know nothing could have made her happier. Mary has a facebook page, but it’s obvious how proud she is of these two. I,too, would like to see more of her van life.

  • Lisa Cantrell

    Thank you so much for this! Clean up of the Hudson is possible as we can attest. We live 75 miles north (near Kingston) and the water is potable at this latitude. However, when we were teens (in the 60s) it was dirty though we swam it it. But, “pollutionitis” was not an unheard of side effect. Thanks to organizations like River Keepers changes have been made and now water sports and fishing are all enjoyed safely. The idea of having oystersagain is thrilling. I’ve donated and sent your post to everyone I know around here and NYC.

  • Penny Novak

    So exciting,informative and sad too. Love you both!

  • Michael Wilkshire

    I grew up in Northeast Ohio in the 60’s and 70’s when Lake Erie was badly polluted from indiscriminate corporate dumping. Then the mollusks showed up. Zebra Mussels were introduced from the bilge water of an ore ship. They were very invasive. They plugged water intakes and stuck to everything. Governmental agencies were trying to figure out a way to get rid of them. Then scientists realized that they were cleaning the water. They were REALLY cleaning the water. It took about a decade but Lake Erie had returned to a healthy body of water that you could swim and fish in without fear of getting very sick. People who live on the water or live close to the water have a better idea of what we’re doing to our environment and how it’s impacting us adversely than most people. Thanks for what you are doing to inform people. “There is no planet B.”

  • Mark Byron

    Bravo! Thanks for the fun and excellent video. Loved learning about the conference in NY and the Oyster project.

  • Leland Crenshaw, SR.

    Love you guys. As a 87 year old partial disabled person, I live my adventure by watching your adventure. I am so excited about watching your future adventures. Your enthusiasm is so catching. Can’t wait to see you hook up with Rico and Victoria . God speed to you.

  • Tracy

    So excited for you as always! We call you the kids in our life when we talk about you! Oh yes we have two daughters of our own your age, anyways Can’t wait to see what happens next! Take Care!


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