Greenpeace Southeast Asia

Sailing by Chuck Baclagon
June 4, 2008, 7:23 am
Filed under: Life at work, Stop climate change | Tags: , ,

Yesterday was an exciting day as I found out that we were going to open the sails and cut the engines. We thought we would wait up until late night for that but luck was on our side. We were out of the treacherous waters off Corregidor by mid afternoon and there was a little bit of wind which allowed us to use our sails.

It was the first time I ever really SAILED. And what a glorious feeling it was. No sound of engines. Hot sun. Nice breeze. But more importantly, the breeze filled the sails of the Rainbow Warrior so that it could carry us to our next destination, Iloilo. There, we will join our local partners and communities in fighting coal.

We sailed all night. Most of us sat outside until the wee hours of the morning to enjoy the peace and quiet, watch the stars and have good conversations. This is THE LIFE that many of us are deprived of, just being able to appreciate the grandness of, and the complex yet orderly way that nature functions.

Sailing not only gave us time to appreciate nature but also push our advocacy to combat climate change by walking the talk and using wind power to get to our next destination.

Beau Baconguis

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