On the 24th of July I went out on another Boat trip in Hermanus, but this time on the ‘Synergy’. It was the final trip that I went on during my Miss Earth journey. I had organised a few weeks back with Charissa, ‘Dolphin Lady’, to take a child on one of these trips and a young girl from Immanuels Haven, (the orphanage I supported for Mandela Day) came along with us. We were blessed to see 3 whales, the ‘Southern Right Whale’ and we were blessed with calm waters. During this trip one person spotted what looked like a can from far away. The skipper took us to right to this piece of waste and we took it out of the water. It was an energy drink. The whole boat got really excited about this one can, and the rest of the trip if we see any waste, we would take it out. The girls from Immanuel’s Haven got really excited about it too. It was so wonderful and created such a positive energy on board the boat. We saw some whale doing a dive and what an incredible sight it was! We saw some seals and birds and also a beautiful Albatros. It was an incredible day of magical marine sightings.
The young girl from Immanuels Haven, who’s name I am not allowed to mention, did incredibly well, she was calm and she thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I had created this opportunity for a child because I know how many children need the magic that our ocean has to give. I know how many children need healing from the emotional scars their circumstances has left on them. This young girl is 13 years old, facing many learning disabilities and been living with Bubbles (from Immanuels Haven) since she was very little. The real magic of the experience is not something you can see, it doesn’t live on the surface, but in the subconcious. The ocean being an external manifestation of our consciousness it can heal us when we truly allow ourselves to experience the magic in its rhythm and its mystery. I wish every child had this opportunity at least once. Rounding off her experience I asked her to write a paragraph of the trip the next morning when she wakes. It is important to sleep on the experience because you can still feel the whales swimming around in your mind when you lie in bed and you can still feel the rhythms of the ocean.