Thursday, February 13, 2014

Adventures are a live

Adventures are a live.
To have dreams in life are important, to make dreams happen mean that they need to be realistic, viable, timely and most importantly that you are passionate about making them happen.
For all of these reasons I can honestly say that I am very fortunate and lucky in my life, as the many doors that have been opened for a variety of reasons along the way, they have been doors that have showed the path to dreams and adventures far beyond my belief.
I have been coming here to the white south since 2003, that that has certainly been an adventure, our works and interest in hydrography over the last seven years have been so rewarding and special to me, and these endeavours once again have opened more doors.
We have just received final confirmation that the City of Brest in France, historic maritime port, and home of the French hydrographic office Shom, they have invited Xplore to be based there for the European summer.
Our aim and objectives for visiting France and Europe are for very real reasons, there is 90 % of the worlds waters which are not accurately surveyed, and we feel that Xplore and our passion for remote region surveying needs to continue.
The news puts a very special smile on my face, I don't know what doors this will open?, or even if this will all continue, but I certainly know that if I don't ever take calculated chances in life as these very special doors are opened up, then the chance of amazing things happening, and for dreams to
become a reality will surely fade as the sun does each day.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Give a little bit

Give a little bit.

I have always wondered how humans make the conscious and unconscious balance about giving, is it because we do this with a heartfelt desire, it cant be with everyone I ask myself.
There are family members, there are friends, there are fellow workers, and the companies that employ us, and the strangers even in the street, our partners and lover, there are so many varying degrees and reasons why we give.
The money, the acceptance, the pure pleasure, the greed and the behind the deed objectives that can so often cloud the initial act which seems so genuine and real, quite a mixed puzzle.
So what is real and what is contrived ?, possibly if you think about it too much there would be not a lot of satisfaction, as doubt can so often bring in the negatives, and not the possibly intended positive, a human instinct and trait in it self.
But there does come a time, hopefully often, that the giving is a mutually and natural experience which is shared between the majority of those that we come in contact with on a regular basis, it is meant to be a revolving circle between the ones that exists in our lives in so many ways and fields.
But giving cant, and I think shouldn't need to be counted, other wise the balancing scales which can never really be added up have gone out of kilter....... time to exit left of stage ?.
May our lives have many very real and genuine giving experiences, even in the smallest of ways it does make a difference.