Monday, December 19, 2011

save the world: Water safety








On average (last 5 years) 105 New Zealanders per annum have died by drowning.New Zealand’s annual drowning toll is one of the worst in the developed world.
Water safety education is about saving lives, in, on and under the water.

Our 15 year old wanted to take up surfing. Our surf beaches are very dangerous, we drove 1 and 1/2 hours to Omaha so he could have surfing lessons.

Taking lessons with him were tourists from France and Germany. It was raining and cold. I was on the beach with a German girl taking photos.

Surfing is good for the environment. You need only to buy the board and wet suit. Then the waves propel you. No need to burn up expensive non renewable fossil fuel.


http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com/

6 comments:

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Everybody must have water safety training....Sarawak has tragic stories too.....

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Everybody must have water safety training....Sarawak has tragic stories too.....

chloephotography said...

Merry Christmas & all the best for 2012 xx

Small Footprints said...

Happy Holidays, Ann - thank you for all you do to help the earth. Wishing you and your family the best in 2012!

George said...

It's great to see young people learning how to surf safely. I hope your son has a good (and safe) time surfing.

ChrisJ said...

Ann: I have written a reply to your comment on my blog at Flamblogger. Nothing important. Just an explanation.