Log 11 Beautiful Bretagne – Dolphins, rainbows and a blue lagoon

Departure: Saint Malo, July 7, 7 AM  Arrival: Île-de-Bréhat, July 7, 8 PM Nautical miles: 35 After a couple of stormy days in Saint Malo we off to Île-de-Bréhat, where we met up with our friends on Esperanza again. The island is stunning and, like the rest of the French west coast, characterised by the volatile tides. In the … Continue reading Log 11 Beautiful Bretagne – Dolphins, rainbows and a blue lagoon

Marine Protected Areas or just “Paper-parks”

Protecting marine areas is a vital measure in re-establishing and protecting the blue paradises that support and give life to our planet.  So when we learned that the SDG target 14.5 (see introduction to the SDGs here Life Below Water – Sustainable Development Goal 14) was the only one of the four targets under SDG 14 with a 2020 deadline to meet (or on track to meet) to be realised, we were delighted and keen for the target to be extended to conserve beyond the 10 % of coastal and marine areas (World Oceans Day is calling for the goal to be extended to 30 pct. protected by 2030 (Sign the Petition – World Ocean Day). But then we learned that the 10 % is “rounded up” from less than 5 % or maybe only 1 % (defying the rules of mathematics and common sense).  Continue reading Marine Protected Areas or just “Paper-parks”