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5 years ago we put our first video up on the interwebs. Today we're thinking back and sharing 5 lessons we've learned since then. Watch the full video up now on our Facebook and YouTube pages. Lesson #5 If we want to protect nature, Mother Earth, the environment, the wild world we live in, we must work together to save our watery planet from ourselves.
5 years ago we put our first video up on the interwebs. Today we're thinking back and sharing 5 lessons we've learned since then. Watch the full video up now on our Facebook and YouTube pages. Lesson #4 Sometimes the shit will hit the fan, and when it does you will need help from family, from friends, from strangers, from experts, from doctors, from nurses, from teachers, from lawyers, from accountants, from salesmen, from politicians, from the rich, from the poor, from corporations, from governments, from liberals, from conservatives, from allies, from rivals, from elderly, from youth, from educated, from ignorant, from men, from women, from people...
5 years ago we put our first video up on the interwebs. Today we're thinking back and sharing 5 lessons we've learned since then. Watch the full video up now on our Facebook and YouTube pages. Lesson #3 Life is the ultimate adventure and it's up to you to make the most of it. Sometimes it will be easy and everything will go to plan, but sometimes the shit will hit the fan!
Imagine hitting this crack while going 100 mph in an ice boat? It actually happens more than you might think! Typically one of the runners will fall into the crack, causing the boat to jerk violently in one direction and send the skipper soaring. We've even heard story's of sailors breaking through the hull of the boat because they have so much forward momentum. The one "blow out" we did witness resulted in the human projectile sliding an impressive distance on the ice before coming to a stop. Luckily he had a helmet on and came up laughing. #safetyfirst #mindthegap
Behind every photo and video we take is a human waiting patiently. Each adventure brings its own challenges, but trekking miles out on the ice in Siberia was one of the most memorable for a variety of reasons. Contrasting with the beauty of Lake Baikal was the tenacity of our photographer Fiona who recently had surgery after fracturing her spine in a car accident while shooting in Iceland. Despite heaps of reasons not to fly half way around the world and slip & slide on ice, she refused to be left behind. To cope with the long days, she brought a little box to sit on and rest her back. This is her taking a break. Total animal that woman....
Waterlust Ambassador @1captainbill @sierraaaelizabeth and their 4-legged first mate Jetty run one of the coolest live-aboard video series we've seen! On their latest adventure they encountered a whale shark off the coast of Florida. Whale sharks are pelagic fish, meaning they roam the big blue in search of delicious plankton to filter feed on. Although spotting one of these gorgeous fish in Floridian waters isn't unheard of, it's pretty darn rare! Check out the full episode here: http://bit.ly/2mjZIDk Support Whale Shark Research here: http://bit.ly/2mjNLgZ
Today is International Women’s Day so here are some random observations to get you thinking. 1. Each and every one of us was created inside of a woman. Yes that’s an obvious one, but it deserves repeating. 2. The word “girl” referred to a child of either sex until around the 16th century when it became specific for lil’ ladies. 3. A woman’s adult lifespan used to be broken up into three phases: maiden, mother and crone. Maiden = young woman and unmarried, Mother = of child bearing age, and Crone = post-menopausal. Nice job past humans…really nailed those descriptors well 👌🏼 4. Women blink 👀 about twice as much as men. Seriously, that’s a thing. The reasons why are unclear, but some hypothesize that it is due to increased fluid production caused by estrogen and that batting one’s eyelashes has evolved as a natural indicator of fertility. 5. Proportionally human women have the largest breasts of all mammals. Why does that matter? It doesn’t, but we thought you should know. 6. Did you know that men and women’s clothing 👕👚 are buttoned on opposite sides because in the past it was expected that men of high-society dress themselves whereas women were dressed by servants. We just ran to the closet to check and it’s true. WTF!? 7. The very first telephone operators were young men, but because they took too long to do their job and were rude to callers, they were soon replaced predominantly by young women who were generally more cordial and efficient. 8. 75% of Waterlust employees are women!