Swimming across Georgia Strait | Share your best Pacific Ocean stories | Oceans | Our projects | Healthy Oceans | Share your best Pacific Ocean stories | Issues
Photo: Swimming across Georgia Strait

Post-sunset in the Strait of Georgia (Credit: Ken Simpson)

In 2011, I joined a group of 12 swimmers, five boats, and the Coastguard Auxilliary at Sechelt, BC to swim across Georgia Straight to Nanaimo. The swim is held each August in support of protecting the fragile ecosystems of the Salish Sea.

My memory of the swim includes being accompanied by sea birds, harbour seals, and even a far-off sea lion who is well known to the boaters in the area. We also encountered lions mane jellyfish. But what really stuck out for me was the purity and clarity of the waters of Georgia Straight. Experiencing the open waters of the Straight so directly made me realize how important it is for us to ensure these waters are never tarnished by crude oil or other major pollutants from industrial activity.

http://www.davidsuzuki.org/issues/oceans/projects/healthy-oceans/pacific-ocean-stories/swimming-across-georgia-strait/
Author photo

By Ken Simpson

Vancouver

People only defend the things they know about. Share these stories.

Post a comment


The David Suzuki Foundation does not necessarily endorse the comments or views posted within this forum. All contributors acknowledge DSF's right to refuse publication of comments deemed to be offensive or that contravene our operating principles as a charitable organization. Please note that all comments are pre-moderated. Privacy Policy »