Busy with presentations and Pachamama

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Seline Marbach joined us to move Pachamama to the media event at Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron opposite the opera house. She has done an interseting speech about the TOPtoTOP expedition at her school, Bangor Public: download speech.
Look at the video: Pachamama was very slow! Here the reason (forunately the media did not see the underwater of the boat!):
Fortunately the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron (Tom, Tom, Scott) give us a hand to haule the expedtion sailboat. The Marbach family volunteer to look after Salina and Andri while we are painting.
Thanks to Malvina Pittin, from St. Moritz, who joined us this week, we made a lot of progress. Volunteers are more than welcome to give us a hand with cleaning and painting…
Here the feedback of the “our Lady of the Rosary School”, Shelly Beach:
“Many thanks for coming to speal to us this morning. Our children were delighted to hear your talk. The way you presented the information was so easy to understand. you gave us food for thought. Good luck for the rest of your journey. We had about 420 children here today and about 30 adults …”
Thanks to the article in the NZZ we got in touch with the Spragg family. They have been of big help while Sabine was ill with 39 degrees of fever during our 7th wedding anyversary on the 11th of May. Adrian Spragg is into bush regeneration and very active in the scouts. Here a feedback from Hans Gerber, the scout leader:
“Thank you for your inspiring presentation on Thursday the 8th of May 2008 at 1st Willoughby Hall Sydney. The scouts of 1st Willoughby and 1st Sailors Bay were intrigued by your achievements, so were the leaders and parents. On behalf of the 1st Willoughby we would like to stay in contact with you and help wherever we can, it would be a honour….”
Adrian wrote: “Many thanks for coming on Thursday night to talk to 1st Sailors BaySea Scouts and 1st Willoughby Scouts. The parents found your show inspiring and the scouts especially enjoyed the wildlife shots. Time will tell how much your story has raised consciousness of the pressing problems of global warming, climate change, water shortages – for your first hand experience is a powerful story…”
The young journalist Alissa Jenkins joined us at the presentation at the Sydney Rotary Club. She is the daughter of the deputy principal of Tumut Public School we visited in March: “I throughly enjoyed interviewing you. You throuly are an amazing family with a wonderful message…”
Check the “North Sails news” about the new sails sponsored by Victorinox: north-sails_newsletter.pdf

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