The Big Sur Coast
Our trip to Big Sur last year was of course not unremarkable. The rugged coastline, a terrain that forced road-builders into making a sharply winding coastal highway, is stunningly beautiful. The expansive blue waters of the Pacific crash into the rocks and spurs. White foam horses dance across the shallower waters, which vary in saturated shades of blue, aqua and green. Plants and trees cling to the slopes, defying gravity even as the fog and the scree roll on down past them.
Friday the 8th June is World Oceans Day. This is a day for “people around the planet celebrate and honor the body of water which links us all, for what it provides humans and what it represents. Be a part of this growing global celebration!” Do what you can to help protect the ocean for example support sustainable fishing methods and oppose industries that greedily mine our oceans resources in an irresponsible manner with no thought for the damage they do. Find out how organizations like the The Nature Conservancy work to protect the worlds oceans and donate to help them do so. You can also donate at the World Oceans Day website here.
If you want to find out more about what we have been doing to the oceans I strongly suggest you start by watching the videos in the TED Ocean Stories theme.