Orca Foundation

Orca Foundation

Conservation always begins with people and I have had the pleasure of collaborating with great people at the The Orca Foundation in Plettenberg Bay to share valuable information but also to raise awareness around conservation whether it be on land or in the sea. This is an ongoing mission and there is a lot more to come, so keep your eyes peeled. For now, here is some valuable information about the Orca Foundation.

You protect that which you love. If you have an understanding about the environment, you will learn to love it, if you love it, you will protect it. This is the motto of the Orca Foundation, a private initiative supported by the community of Plettenberg Bay and ensuring the sustained utilisation of marine and coastal resources through improved management, research and education. The conservation and protection of our environment starts with the awareness of issues that are affecting our environment. Only once we are aware can we actively participate in preserving our environment in meaningful and sustainable ways.

Founded by Ocean Blue Adventures, The Orca Foundation is a volunteer community committed to marine conservation in South Africa and its success depends on the dedicated willingness of others to further the volunteer and conservation ethics and pave the way for a better future. The Orca Foundation is involved in many ongoing research, conservation and education initiatives in the Plettenberg Bay area. I will be covering these initiatives in more detail in the weeks ahead, but for now take the time to visit the Orca Foundation website at http://www.orcafoundation.co.za and learn more about the awesome work they are doing to save our oceans.

Year Of Our Ocean, YOOO can make a difference. Peace.

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Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards 2011

There’s a saying that goes “the early bird catches the worm”. Well, unfortunately, I wasn’t the early bird to catch this worm. However, even though I only picked up on this story a month too late it still holds massive relevance to all those big wave surfers, who to this day,  carry their massive testicles around in trollies.

I will always be amazed at how these surfers find the courage to ride waves of such epic proportions. This act, of riding monstrous waves, can only be understood by those super-athletes, the brave men and women who ride them. For the rest of us,  sitting in our offices watching these videos while the boss isn’t looking, can only use our imaginations and dream of riding gigantic waves. For us, it’s completely incomprehensible  and unfathomable. Nonetheless, I have attached a video that illustrates the epic nature of big wave surfing. Surfing is indeed the most exciting sport in the world.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2473_VuXEfw

Goodbye Johannesburg

There is light on the horizon. As the rising sun warms her concrete flesh, her people rise to meet her concrete needs. As she reveals her truths, her people, consumed by her golden light, fall into a long, deep sleep. When darkness falls, darkness rules, and her cold, empty shells remain. Her people sleep and the sun rises to warm her once more. She is Johannesburg.

The unknown road beckons me and the sun will shine warm, into the wild I go to find my direction magnetically. Johannesburg, goodbye.  Long Nights is dedicated to you, inspired by the life of Christopher “Supertramp” McCandless and sung by legend, Eddie Vedder. If you haven’t seen the movie, see it. If you haven’t heard the soundtrack, hear it.

Click this link to hear the song,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6H8optu9rTU&feature=related