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