friday – sailing, music, straw, ocean, coffee, bikini
Let’s try this again! Hopefully you can see this post, I had some trouble with it on Friday. Better late than never! Cheers, -CW
Wouldn’t it be nice to get a weekly dose of positive ideas to kick off your weekend? We all have rituals and habits which help to create a sacred space. Or maybe we don’t have enough of that kind of goodness in our lives. We might need a little lift, a tonic to counteract the popular media churn. Welcome, sit down for a minute and take it in. It’s time to recharge. TGIF.
WHY GONE WITH THE WYNNS ARE PERPETUALLY TRAVELING?
Neither of us are overly talented, smart, rich, lucky, or retired. But that doesn’t stop us from reaching far flung destinations, having wild adventures, and managing everything that makes living aboard a moving vessel possible. We’re two ordinary people that just so happen to live an extraordinary life.
We have zero shame in admitting we want to squeeze as much out of life as possible. For us, life is an adventure. It’s full of extraordinary moments for anyone willing, and wanting, to go after it. You know, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness…yep, we’re all about it.
Ocie Elliott is musical duo Jon Middleton and Sierra Lundy from Victoria, B.C., Canada. The two met playing music at a festival on the small, wind-swept Salt Spring Island, where their love of music and the chemistry of their voices fostered an instant connection. Jon and Sierra’s voices meld beautifully in a cascade of sound, described by one reviewer as “…the aural equivalent of indigo painted skies and the first summer stars.” Their unique blend of contemporary and indie folk music is influenced by artists such as Gillian Welch, Simon & Garfunkel and Angus and Julia Stone, and born of the natural landscape of Canada’s wild west coast.
The LifeStraw filters out virtually all microbiological contaminants to make water safe to drink. The invention was designed to help people in developing countries who don’t have access to safe water and in emergency scenarios following natural disasters when water is contaminated.
THE FLOATING RUBBISH BIN THAT CLEANS THE OCEANS
Seabin is an automated marina rubbish bin that collects floating rubbish, debris and oil, 24/7. The new invention aims to help solve and prevent ocean pollution by replacing the “trash boats” that currently serve marinas around the world.
Researchers at the Seoul National University examined the brains of rats who were stressed with sleep deprivation and discovered that those who were exposed to coffee aromas experienced changes in brain proteins tied to that stress.
Holding a box in which it could be packed, Micheline Bernardini models the first bikini
Now a common sight on beaches across the world, the bikini created a sensation when a French mechanic launched it on this day in history.
July 5, 1946