I am doing this kind of trip because I love the sea and the shape of its coast. I can't have enough of discovering its incredible beauty. In addition, this way of traveling slows down the life rhythm to a natural state, which is so healthy for me. Nature becomes a wise guide worth hearing. I also get to learn a lot from the different cultures and their people that I get to meet along my way, which are always good people with giants hearts, with always something to teach me. The horizon still huge for me.
During my trip i will be using this blog to share my experience with you. Moreover, this trip pretends to sensitize and let people know about other issues which concerns me such as the protection and preservation of nature, and the development of society towards a more sustainable way of living in harmony with our planet.Therefore I contacted the NGO OCEANA which is successfully helping in the protection and recuperation of marine ecosystems all around the world efficiently increasing the number of protected areas and promoting the necessity to fight back the climate change, the overfishing, the dump of toxic materials and other concerning activities that accelerate the destruction of the seas and oceans. I totally agree with their work and fight, and voluntarily offered to stamp their logo on my kayak and spread their message along my journey to anybody who is unaware of the critical state of the Mediterranean Sea and shows interest on the project. At the same time I have the chance to meet along my way and other institutions and associations engaged with the environment and carrying out similar works and interesting projects. Working together rather than individually separated, and establish a healthy connection will result as a more powerful and effective action in favor of nature.
To allow people collaborate with the project Rumbo Mediterraneo I will set a donation account to support this expedition and a specific project from Oceana in the Mediterranean. This one is called Mednet which pretends to cover an efficient networking of all its marine protected areas and to increase its extension from the actual 4% to a 12% of the total Mediterranean Sea. This will result in a more efficient recovery of marine ecosystems and their habitats reducing the actual threat that suffer endangered species.
Finally I want to use the opportunity to let all the countries I will be visiting in this Mediterranean journey know about the expedition and its ecological objective. I have redacted a "witness letter" that i want to deliver to each ministry of environment of each country that I will publish on the following post. Thereby a connecting trace from the paddled distance will be established between different countries in different continents but with a common sea claiming for urgent action and engagement in order to live in a healthier Mediterranean Sea in a near future.