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OceanSplash #1 2017 - Once in a while updates from the ocean
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Ocean Splash numero 1 of the new year!
Here's an update on what's happening in the oceanpreneurial world & how you can make some splashes too! 
Enjoy! Suzanne, The Oceanpreneur

Sailing the Strait of Gibraltar
The Strait of Gibraltar: One of the most special sailing passages I've ever done! 2 continents in 1 day. Hop on board.
 

Ocean Hero of 2016
7 year old Nilsu from Turkey is discovering the magical world below the surface. And the trashed world... Where first she was afraid to go out of the shallow, she now happily takes off into the blue. Even without the crocodile! Getting her excited about the sea is my highlight of 2016. Read the story 

Hitch-sailing The Atlantic Ocean
I just touched shore in the Caribbean after a 3rd Atlantic Ocean boat-hitchhike adventure. I’m working harder than ever to finish The Hitchsailing the Atlantic Book. Read the latest update. ETA: spring 2017! Can't wait? Here's 10 tips on finding the right boat the sail the Atlantic. I also set up a facebook group for Atlantic Ocean Crew matchmaking. Maybe just curious what's it like? On my sailingblog you find stories & photos.

Ocean Conservation
Climate change, overfishing, plastic pollution, biodiversity changes, ocean acidification... We have some situations to tackle! But there are victories to be celebrated too! Nice read: National Geographic article on 10 ocean victories!     (I gave the fish some (plastic free!) party hats) ->> 

FUNFACT: Over 1,200 new marine species were discovered in 2016 alone! How cool is that!? We seriously know more about the moon than about the ocean. Let’s keep exploring!

Funderwater zone
Join me for a (free)dive. This one you probably like. Here's one that you won't like, but will give you a fresh perspective from a fish' point of view.

What splash can you make?
When going on an (ocean) travel adventure, preparation is key! Here you can read about my planet friendly suggestions on the travel packing department. Let the dollar be your voice and reflection of your values of love for the planet!

EntrepreneurSHIP-TIP
Get a push in the right direction to execute that brilliant idea and sign up for a Udemy course. ALL courses on sale for $10 (instead of 200$!) until january 10! Lifetime access and downloadable on your phone. Perfect for long sailing passages! I signed up for ‘video creation’, 'selfpublishing', and 'body language for entrepreneurs.' :-).
Disclosure: this link also helps to top up the ocean adventure & conservation fund.

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. ~ John A. Shedd

Green Sailing boat
Talking about ship-tips, I’ve started a serious investigation into building/buying a very low to zero impact sailing boat. Any ideas or examples you have to share on this, let me know!

The insPirates
expedition for positive change has been great fun! Check the video! Roline and I are currently getting insPirated to see how we can create more positive insPirational change in the future.

Eating fish?
Here's something you got to learn about seafood fraud! And about farmed fish. Uf, what can you still eat these days eh? Check the seafood guide for the best option in your country. Tip 35 gives a few more insights on this subject.

Need advice?
I’m here to help make meaningful adventures happen.
1 on 1  I can answer all your questions on boat-hitchhiking, coastal & island destinations, plastic pollution and more. Let's go!

Current GPS Location: Dominica
I boat-hitchhiked from St. Lucia to Dominica. I'm in the bush now to get tons of writing done, fuelled by an unlimited amount of coconuts. I found a boat picking me up in 2 weeks to race in the Grenada Sailing Week! But only if the first bookdraft is finished. Motivational deadline:).

I hope you enjoyed this ocean splash! Thank you for the support, love, joy, connection and togetherness on the ocean journeys! Let's make 2017 even more splashtastic! With less plastic...🙄 

With love from the ocean,
Suzanne
 
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