Brigetown, Barbados, day 434
Biking total: 43 days, 1877 km, 13’400 altimeters.
Climbing total: 182 days, 3000 km, 105’951 altimeters.
Sailing total: 209 days, 6203 nm
The last view days we spend to visit good projects and to wash our cloths.
Judi introduced us with Colin Hudson. Together with his wife they founded Treading Lightly and created a “Web of Hope”: The Web of Hope communicates accounts of successful, inspiring, sustainability-based projects to a large and diverse audience all over the world. The organic toillete is one of several proves that shows their efforts to reduce their ecological footprints.
Colin invited us for a hike the next day. Every Sunday he does it two times, to share his environmental values with the people of Barbados. When we arrived at the meeting point yesterday at 6 o’clock in the morning!, we were impressed about the number of people joining us. Along the 3-hours trip Colin stopped several times to explain nature and environmental issues. During the trip we have had also the possibility to introduce TOPtoTOP to all the hikers. At the end we sold same T-shirts and postcards to fund this wonderful idea of “Treading Lightly”.
In the afternoon we met relatives (pictures: 4927) who lives here in Barbados already 30 years. They explained that temperatures rises about 2 to 3 degrees in the last years and that they are worried about the future.
When we headed their concerns we understood the importance of Judi’s work with “Adapting to Climate Change in the Caribbean (ACCC) Project. Regional studies indicate that climate change for the Caribbean region means:
sea level rise and costal flooding
– salt water seeping into ground wells and therefore less fresh water available
stronger hurricanes
larger sea swells
– warmer temperatures
– less rainfalls and therefore less fresh water available
– mangroves and reefs will be affected by changes in sea level and temperature
The people here are very friendly:
Anne Springer and Anthony Haynes from the Internet Cafe in Bridgetown help with free internet access
– Gunter Hasch from the Swiss consular agency got us a warm welcome yesterday
Here a same pictures:
our new animal swimming around Pachamama
on the hike
View imageMahogony trees