friday – trail, zen, farm, mosquitoes, present, suffragette
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.
The West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island
What was once a telegraph line and lifesaving route for shipwrecked mariners is now one of the greatest hiking routes in Canada. British Columbia’s West Coast Trail is a 75 km backpacking trail across the southwestern edge of Vancouver Island. The trail, which leads hikers through sprawling beaches, up rickety ladders and across sludgy gullies, takes between four to seven days to complete and is not for novice trekkers. And while it’s considered to be one of the most challenging hikes in North America, the scenic and remote landscape more than make up for a few blisters.
Combine the art of zen doodles with making a mural.
Super-Sustainable Crops – GreenWave 3D Ocean Farm.
The future of farming is growing oysters, mussels, clams and seaweed on ropes anchored to the ocean floor.
THE PATCH THAT MAKES YOU INVISIBLE TO MOSQUITOES
Kite Patch keeps mosquitoes at bay for up to 48 hours, by blocking the insects’ ability to smell carbon dioxide in human exhalation. The sticker-like patch affixes to clothing, and helps to stop the spread of diseases such as malaria, West Nile Virus and Dengue Fever.
A child with a present.
Emmeline Pankhurst: Trailblazer for Women’s Right To Vote
The founder of the Suffragette movement in Britain was born on this day. Sadly, Emmeline Pankhurst would not live to see equal voting rights for all women.
July 15, 1858