You might think that pollen and your allergies are only at risk on shore. The truth is, pollen will fly in the breeze for miles, in which ever direction the wind is blowing.

When we left Charleston, SC, the boat was completely covered in pollen and we couldn't wait to get away. We don't suffer from allergies, but there was so much pollen that we couldn't help be be a little sneezy.

We received a nasty surprise when we were about 6 miles out to sea.


We crossed over a river of pollen that was floating along the surface. This road of pollen was thick, and extended from horizon to horizon! I thought we had escaped the clutches of the pollen when we left the city and land behind, but even far out to sea, we still see the effects of this plant dust as it floats out over the ocean!