“…. the sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in it’s net of wonder forever.” Jacques Cousteau
While I write the sea growls along the coastal edge after a week of stormy weather. It reminds me of it’s power here at the south western end of Africa. The Atlantic sweeps in unhindered, a fetch of a few thousand miles from the Antarctic and crashes into the headlands with a strong booming heartbeat. For ten years I lived at sea, sailing through the Pacific and into the Caribbean, and I learned of natural rhythms and the lore of elemental forces. The sea can grip one in it’s moods and become intoxicating in command of both fear and fascination.
We’re marking World Oceans Day today and Jane at http://www.justanothernatureenthusiast.org has a challenge for us:
” Whether we like it or not, we’re all impacted by the troubles our oceans are facing.
For this challenge:
- Keep in mind what we want to preserve: Share a positive experience, feeling, or impression of the ocean;( photos are good).
- Then, choose or describe a commitment you are ready to make that will work toward reducing ocean stressors to keep the oceans the way we want them to be.
- The UNESCO and Ocean Project information provide points for reflection… they are very BIG ideas.
- I hope we will learn of other ocean-related calls-to-action that you have heard about- Please add on to recommend other resources.”
Our oceans are choking with plastic trash and I’d like to add to Jane’s and Maggie C’s suggestions in the reduction of plastic by eliminating the use of bottled water and instead using filtered stored in glass or Tritan BPA-free reusable bottles.
Upworthy runs the following article “See what reserachers found when they tested a bottle of Fiji Water against a glass of tap water”.