2016-07-18 Aratu, Brazil / Small Big Adventure / Kleines Großes Abenteuer / Pequena Grande Aventura / Pequeña Gran Aventura

We woke up and immediately started to clean the sailing boat the best way possible, packed our personal stuff and waited for Juliano. Juliano arrived on time, as if he knew exactly how much time we needed. Alexandre did not want to participate in the handing over and left with the service boat to the ...

2016-07-17 Salvador, Brazil / Sunset / Sonnenuntergang / Por do Sol / Por do Sol

Already yesterday, Alexandre had been complaining about the shifts and had been complaining about having had the worse shift of the early morning shifts, the time from 00:00 hours to 03:00 hours. I had understood already yesterday what he was actually aiming at, sleep and so I had been so kind again last night to ...

2016-07-16 Aracaju, Brazil / Full Moon / Vollmond / Lua Cheia / Luna Llena

Alexandre was complaining about the shifts and was complaining about having had the worse shift of the early morning shifts, the time from 00:00 hours to 03:00 hours. If he considered the time from 03:00 hours to 06:00 hours better shift of the early morning shifts, I understood what he was actually aiming at, sleep ...

2016-07-15 Maceio, Brazil / Into the Night / In die Nacht Hinein / Noite Adentro / Hacia la Noche

Last night when our taxi boat had dropped us off at the sailing boat, I had lost my only pair of glasses, which meant that I had to go back to the shopping or find a pharmacy close to the Iate Clube to buy a new pair because I was blind to short distance. We ...

2016-07-14 Maceio, Brazil / Small Talk / Smalltalk / Bate-Papo / Charla

Part of the preparations of my professor Alexandre for our small big adventure had been establishing contact with a group of sailors who had left Natal direction Salvador just a few days before us. Alexandre is part of a Brazilian wide sailor group who exchange information via Whatsapp and this was where he had met ...

2016-07-13 Santo Alexio, Brazil / Pilot Whale / Grindwal / Baleia-Piloto / Ballena Piloto

The way from Natal to Recife had been the most difficult part of our small big adventure due to the geographical circumstances and the orientation of the wind. We had to sail exactly into the direction of the wind, which means we had to move the sailing boat on a zigzag course to make progress. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KByypEvq54 As ...

2016-07-12 Recife, Brazil / Motivation / Motivation / Motivaçao / Motivacion

Having had my first hours steering last night I understood why I had not been feeling well yesterday before departure. Having had his intense struggle and fight against the wind last night I understood why my sailing professor Alexandre had not been feeling well yesterday before departure. But it got worse and Alexandre became really demotivated ...

2016-07-10 Natal, Brazil / Departure / Abreise / Partida / Partida

My life was changing again, my project was definitely not going ahead and I was definitely not going to Rio de Janeiro, I was definitely not going to live in my small beach house anymore, I was definitely going to live in the apartment of the mother of my baby Matilda. The mother of my daughter had decided to ...

Live your Dream / Lebe deinen Traum / Viva seu Sonho / Vive tu Sueño

You have wasted your time in shallow friendships, numbed yourself in trivial distractions and justified low-living for long enough. You are convincing yourself that you are not the person that can escape himself. You have disconnected with your environment and relationships. You turn around in bed every morning and live the lie you have been living. ...

Dreams of Life / Träume des Lebens / Sonhos de Vida / Sueños de la Vida

Dreams are to go adventure in life, filled with passion, adrenaline, emotionally challenging, fearless, completely fearless. Dreams are an inspiring picture of the future that energizes your mind, your will and your emotions, empowering you to do everything you can to achieve it. Dreams worth pursuing are a picture of your purpose and your potential. Will you actually do ...

Checking out of the Game / Aus dem Spiel Aussteigen / Sair do Jogo / Salir del Juego

Now I want to make an observation here about checking out of the game. You can’t be one on your own without great difficulty. Firstly, because you’re a poor consumer.Because they aren’t owning the right sort of cars and therefore the local car salesman isn’t doing business through them.They don’t have lawns and so nobody ...

This is my Paradise / Das ist mein Paradies / Esse é meu Paraíso / Este es mi Paraíso

Paradise is a metaphysical place in which existence is positive harmonious and eternal; in contrast to the miseries of normal existence, in paradise there is only peace, prosperity, and happiness. Getting there is not exactly the easiest thing, but it is worth the journey. It is a place of contentment, often described as a higher place, ...

Blue Planet / Blauer Planet / Planeta Azul / Planeta Azul

Our planet is a blue planet: over seventy percent of it is covered by the sea. The Pacific Ocean alone covers half the globe. You can fly across it non-stop for twelve hours and still see nothing more than a speck of land. Still, the health of our oceans is under threat. They are changing at ...

What are you doing for the rest of your Life / Was machst du für den Rest deines Lebens / O que você faze pelo resto da sua Vida / Qué estás haces por el resto de tu Vida

As you grow up, your life begins to complicate. You finish school, you go to university, you travel, you get full time jobs, and your schedules get busier. As you go along with your busy life, you forget the importance and difference that each day can make. You spend your life working towards the goals you ...

There is no planet B / Es gibt keinen Planeten B / Não existe planeta B / No hay planeta B

From the poles to the tropics and from all corners of the World it is very clear today that there is no planet B, nor is there a Pacific B. The Pacific region, an invaluable reservoir of biodiversity, is seriously endangered. With increasing frequency and violence, it is struck by extreme weather events that are ...

1778-01-18 Hawaii, USA / Sandwich Islands / Sandwich-Inseln / Ilhas Sanduíche / Islas Sándwich

Hawaiian culture is embodied in the concept of 'Aloha aina'. In addition to being used to say 'Hello' (and sometimes 'Good bye'), the word 'Aloha' means Love. When greeting or departing the notion of expressing Love simply says it all. However, 'Aloha' is more than a word. It is a feeling of mutual respect and caring ...

Ocean sanctuaries Now / Meeresschutzgebiete Sofort / Santuários oceânicos Agora / Santuarios oceánicos Ahora

Planet Earth is mostly ocean. Water covers over 70% of the planet's surface. The seas harbour incredible wildlife, provide food for billions and help balance our climate. Yet only a tiny fraction of the ocean is protected. To keep them healthy, we need a global network of ocean sanctuaries. These will help protect oceans from overfishing, ...

2017-01-06 Orlando, USA / Captivity Kills / Gefangenschaft Tötet / Cativeiro Mata / Cautiverio Mata

Placing an animal in surroundings that are unsuitable for the species can cause stress and behavioural problems. Wild animals kept in an improper environment or fed the wrong diet can suffer, resulting in illness or death. In some environments, it is best not to keep certain wild animals at all, as their needs can not be met - particularly if the ...

Sail into the Sunset / In den Sonnenuntergang Segeln / Navegando no Pôr do sol / Navegar hacia la Puesta de Sol

I am a firm believer in living in the present and focusing on the now, but sometimes thinking about your great purpose, your project and what it is you really want to achieve with your life is helpful when you know which step to take next. Be humble, stay open to lessons you have not learned ...

Green Peace / Grüner Frieden / Paz Verde / Paz Verde

Greenpeace has been sailing the World's oceans protecting our planet and fighting for environmental justice. From obstructing nuclear tests in the Pacific, to documenting plastics in our oceans; from conducting research into the effects of climate change in the Arctic, to stopping shiploads of illegal timber leaving the Amazon. From bringing humanitarian relief to communities devastated by ...

Let happiness find You / Lass das Glück Dich Finden / Deixe a felicidade te Encontrar / Deja que la felicidad te Encuentre

If you do everything for the purpose of finding happiness, you may achieve much, but you are not likely to find happiness. The higher the value you put on being happy, the more likely you are to be unhappy. Encouraging a mindset to maximize happiness may be counterproductive. To find happiness you must not seek it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUrFgaZQ8Lw You ...

Rich people are poor people with Money / Reiche sind arme Leute mit Geld / Ricos são pobres com Dinheiro / Ricos son pobres con dinero

Some of the most miserable people are worth hundreds of millions. They perpetuate toxicity, narcissism, and a sense of lack that makes it difficult to spend any meaningful time with them or connect on a human level. They focus on maintaining or growing their wealth not on expressing gratitude for what they have, or considering ...

You are the captain of your Ship / Du bist der Kapitän Deines Schiffes / Você é o capitão do seu Navio / Eres el capitan de tu Barco

The future you get depends on the choices you make. No one is going to force you to go to the gym, invest in your personal growth, or save for your retirement. Additionally, you can choose to be an honest person, surround yourself with positive people, and live a healthy lifestyle. Or you can choose an alternate path. ...

Sailing for climate Action / Segeln für Klima Aktion / Navegando pelo ação Climática / Navegando por la acción Climática

Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent causing long-lasting changes to our climate system, which threatens irreversible consequences. Climate change is disrupting economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries today and even more tomorrow. Weather patterns are changing, sea levels are rising, weather events are becoming more extreme and greenhouse gas emissions ...