Oh how lucky I am to live by the sea…and World Oceans Day is the perfect day to celebrate being here. After a week full of Oceans Day events (an incredible community celebration on Gabriola, photos to come….and a beach field trip with a Grade 6/7 class of budding marine biologists), I was happy to have one more special way to honour this internationally important date on the actual date that it marks calendars all over the globe.
I started today enjoying a commute to work on a ferry in the sunshine. Once at work I participated in a beach clean up with my coworkers (oh the smiles were so big, there is nothing like doing good works together to boost morale….they loved the prizes I raffled off, especially the cloth bags with my sea star painting and the notebooks I filled with cast off office paper). On the way home I stopped to sit at the shore under a giant fir with two eagles snuggled on their perch, looking out to sea & chittering away. After I finish this post, I am going to cap off the day reading my fave ocean blog.
How did you celebrate the ocean today?