out onto the Pacific Ocean watching the sun set beyond the horizon,
the most amazing experience of my life.
Each grain of sand, each drop of water,
from the smallest insect, to the largest blue whale—
each moment of this trip has
provided me with a greater appreciation and understanding of nature and its
The waves crashing over each other hide a vast world of
magnificence and mystery.
The purity and complexity of nature is breathtaking,
as the glow of dusk radiates from every angle.
It is difficult to find words to
describe how profound this experience has been…
we are now fit with the knowledge
and motivation to conserve marine mammals and nature collectively.
And I am
certain that the memory of this experience will perpetuate our efforts to
improve the quality of the earth.
To the team—I will never forget all of the
beaches we hiked, mountains we climbed, waters we crossed,
and experiences we
had—I love you all. I believe that our experiences along the
can be summed up into one quote: “Miracles happen every day—change your
perception of what a miracle is and you will see them all around you.” J.B.J.