In lifestyle magazins and guidebooks we often read: live happily each precious moment of your life. Be present in the presence. Often people ask themselves how this might be possible, not thinking at the future or at the past, just living the moment.
Well, sometimes it can be easy to practise that, for example during a trip at sea or another nature observation activity. Lets take a day like today. Calm ocean, sunshine, good sightings. Our great spotter on land guides us -during the day- to different species of marine mammals. One time we were able to observe the black pilotwhales with their ballshaped heads, later, we looked at hunting common dolphins and atlantic spotted dolphins with their young calves. Now and then we saw for short moments also sea turtles, which quickly dove down. Up in the sky above us, there were terns and Cory’s Shearwater, close relatives to the Albatros. In this moments we feel a light breeze touching our skin and we manage to be completely present in this unique moments. Everything else doesn’t matter. It can be that easy, at least sometimes.
by Astrid Haas
Sightings of the day:
09.00: Common dolphins (snorkeling trip)
12.00: Pilotwhales and Common dolphins
15.30: Common dolphins and Atlantic spotted dolphins, Loggerhead seaturtle
13.30: Common dolphins, Atlantic spotted dolphins, Loggerhead seaturtle