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Haulout on a Sand Bar
General News · 25th August 2019
Mark Braaten
4 Swimmers completed an amazing journey this August swimming around Marina Island. Tosh Harvey, Carrie Saxifrages, Andrew Smyth and Mark Braaten, swam with support from Ryan and Lovena Harvey, Barry Saxifrages, Christine Robinson and Madhurima Braaten.

Our Route took us over expansive shallows teeming with beautiful sea life. We were followed much of the way by welcoming communities of seals and loons. Tidal currents waved in the kelp and eel grass below. Schools of shining fish surrounded us. Old growth trees watched from the shorelines of pristine beaches. So much to learn and such a privilege to commune with nature in this special way! Gratitude for this precious land and to the peoples who care for it.

We hope to carry on the tradition of the "Big Swim" in years to come. Let us know if you are interested.
Our Route
Our Route
Comment by Jennifer Wilson on 2nd September 2019
How wonderful! I love the photo too.
Comment by Torkin Wakefield on 31st August 2019
You are all an inspiration. Thank you for reminding us of what a beautiful and precious place we get to live in.
just look what they done!
Comment by Nancy Beach on 28th August 2019