Well. Isn’t this a surprise! I haven’t written a post in FOREVER!
Because…. I have been very busy. The result of all this busyness is a new business: Eco Gallivant.
It is a culmination of:
- A near drowning
- Swim lessons
- Learning to scuba dive
- Volunteering in Quintana Roo and the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve – collecting data for Coral Watch
- Becoming a rescue diver
- Volunteering in Indonesia doing reef restoration
- Becoming a partner in a non-profit – Sea Communities, in Indonesia
- Traveling to Indonesia three times in the last year to dive and work.
Creating Eco Gallivant with my friend Kathleen – soft adventure treks for women of all ages. We will be volunteering in the host community with reef restoration while learning the culture, craft, food, art, and teaching some English on the side.
So please jump over to our website, and please pass the link on to any women who you think might be interested! I would be so appreciative.
And don’t worry guys. Once we have this down pat, we will extend invitations to men as well!
Thanks for the visit!!
We may spend the majority of our lives with feet planted on Terra Firma, but that, in reality, is not the planet we live on. We live on Oceana; about 71% of our planet’s surface is water covered, and most of it is briny.
And in the sea, under the surface, you can be oblivious to any turmoil above. It is calm, ethereal, other worldly. Why all this talk of water? I was in Bali this past spring. I came to dive, to relax, to spend time with friends, and to look for sharks. When I arrived at the Sea Communities compound in Les Village, I began my query. I asked Garri, my friend and host who had been living and diving in Les for a year, if he had seen any sharks. His response was a succinct no, never. I asked Fandy, the dive instructor visiting from Java. No, he hadn’t seen sharks on the northern coast of Bali in some time. I asked Gombal and Pak Eka, fishermen from Les Village. They said I had a good chance of seeing some dolphins in the sea just north of the village….
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My first youtube video! Please forgive any choppiness…. The next one will be better. This was so much fun!!
Desa Les (Les Village), Bali, Indonesia and Sea Communities
Video clips were shot in April of 2014. Heading back for more photography in a month. Can’t wait!
No, no! Not Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles…… Green Turtles!
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