Magnificent book of our South African Coasts.

Magnificent book of our South African Coasts.

This magnificent book “South African Coasts – A celebration of our seas and shores” can be bought online on www.sst.org.za or at SAMREC. The proceeds of the book go to educating our children about the sea. It includes information on Hope Spots. This info taken from Raggy Charters’ website. www.raggycharters.co.za

What are Hope Spots?

Mission Blue defines Hope Spots as special conservation areas that are critical to the health of the ocean — Earth’s blue heart. Some of these Hope Spots are already formally protected, while others still need protection. About 12 % of the land around the world is now under some form of protection (as national parks, world heritage sites, monuments, etc.), while less than three percent of the ocean is protected in any way. Mission Blue is committed to changing this. Networks of Hope Spots maintain biodiversity, provide a carbon sink, generate life-giving oxygen, preserve critical habitat and allow low-impact activities like ecotourism to thrive. They are good for the ocean, which means they are good for us. By engaging governments, businesses, schools, research organizations, universities, civil society and the media, Mission Blue hopes to effect significant changes so that future generations can thrive on a healthy planet, with a healthy ocean.

Port Elizabeth’s Algoa Bay is a Hope Spot. http://www.nmbt.co.za/algoa_bay_hope_spot.html

 

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The spotlight is on IronMan South Africa 2014.

The spotlight is on IronMan South Africa 2014.

The spotlight is on IronMan South Africa 2014. Just days to go to Sunday 6th April 2014.  Celebrating the 10th anniversary of IronMan in Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. We feel the tension and excitement  building. May the force be with all the competitors and may the best weather be delivered for their ease. Dempsey’s Guest House is proud to be hosting five spectacular IronMan triathletes.

ironman logo

IronMan logo

shark rock pier in the distance, starting point of ironman 2014

Shark Rock Pier in the distance, starting point of IronMan 2014

ironman 2014: 42.2km run

IronMan 2014: 42.2km run

ironman 2014: 180.2km bike

IronMan 2014: 180.2km bike

ironman 2014: 3.8km swim

IronMan 2014: 3.8km swim

ironman 2014 nelson mandela bay

IronMan 2014 Nelson Mandela Bay