Thursday, January 12, 2012

View out to sea, and marathon swimmer

If you own or rent a condo on a high floor of the Crystal Sands condo, this is your view of a part of Langosta Beach, out to sea.

This view of the ocean gives me an opportunity to mention that there is an article in the newspaper about a 56 year old German woman, Renate Herberger, who is swimming the entire 1,000 km (600 miles) length of the Costa Rican coast of the Pacific Ocean. She wears a face mask and flippers so she can enjoy the marine life.

She gives talks to local people and school groups along the way to increase awareness and appreciation for marine life. When she has a support boat, she takes short breaks every half hour in her 8 hour swim days. Some days, she swims by herself without a support boat. The newspaper said people can email to her at renatemermaid@gmail.com. What a wonderful, dedicated human being.

Here is a link to the newspaper article about her.

This week we are showing photos of the patterns in the animals and plants of Tanzania on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

10 comments:

Kate said...

Thanks for the link, Dave; I enjoyed reading about this remarkable woman. also thanks for the charming (and revealing) story about your young son and traveling. He knew exactly what he wanted!

Regarding your photo; "I could live there!"

Kate said...

PS. You are absolutely correct about Jarart's post today!!

Sharon said...

You have to admire someone who does something like that. This is quite a view!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Million dollar view there Dave. Very interesting article, some people are just amazing!

Jarart said...

What a view! You couldn't ask for a better one than that.
Thanks for the link.

Lois said...

How interesting! Thanks for sharing the link.

Scott F said...

Very nice view they have there. Thanks for sharing that link, she is a special lady.

glenda said...

What a great adventure for a good cause.

Jack said...

That is an interesting story. Sometimes I feel like a shlump, sitting here looking at pictures on my computer while others are out there challenging themselves. (But, I get over the feeling.)

brattcat said...

what a fantastic goal. thank you for sharing her story with us.

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