ZoŽ's "Go or Bust" Adventure across America helping to save the Amazon Rainforest
Team Fundraising Goal: $5,000.00
|Total Number of Gifts: 5|
|Total Value of Gifts: $275.00|
Rachel von Speyr
Seb & cCat
Rachel von Speyr
Seb & cCat
Starting on June 12th for 6 weeks, I’ve undertaken my own life adventure, travelling solo without any backup across the American continent along the “roads less travelled” on a classic British Triumph Bonneville motorbike, exceeding more than 5,500 miles.
Starting in Boston, just some of the natural and modern wonders along the way included crossing the George Washington Bridge with the Manhattan skyline, heading south to Bluegrass horse country, the Blue Ridge and Shenandoah National Parks, Cherahola Highway, Tail of the Dragon, The Grand Ole Opry, the mother Mississippi & Colorado Rivers, Route 66, Cadillac Ranch, Four Corners, Monument Valley, Rocky Mountains, The Arches , Dead Horse Point, Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah Desert along the loneliest road Pony Express Highway, Tioga Pass crossing over the Sierra Nevada, then down to the Pacific Coast Highway finishing in Malibu ...
It was more than 10 years ago, while working in Brazil that I took time out to experience at 1st hand, the profound beauty, size and complex biodiversity of the Amazon Rainforest.
From flying over the Amazon for hours and hours seeing nothing below but beautiful forests and rivers, then travelling forever by boat up The Amazon, meeting local tribes who still hold the secrets of medicinal cures but afraid of their future, watching with amazement hundreds of macaw parrots flying overhead, standing underneath the warm afternoon rain showers, sleeping in a hammock and hearing strange animal noises at night, then at dawn hearing from a distance monkey screams in the trees … and rowing out onto the river to see the most incredible sunrise ever.
Even the air smelt very different ; clean !
I then realized that, without a doubt, The Amazon Rainforest is the true heart of our delicate planet and the lungs that let us breathe, providing more than most people can even imagine. Life!
I knew then that every effort and awareness had to be made to save it and its indigenous people, wildlife and fauna. Hearing from Brazilian friends that hundreds of acres were being destroyed each day and areas the size of small countries are still being destroyed each year is just unacceptable.
Follow my trip, and what I’ve had to do to get ready for it, and what adventures happened every day on my blog http://www.bonnevilleadventure.blogspot.com or Twitter @bijoulatina
Contributions to the “Go or Bust” Amazon Rainforest Fund would be greatly appreciated.
Please also feel free to forward onto others you know would be interested. To learn more about The Nature Conservancy's efforts in the Amazon, click on the following link:
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