brainwashem’ young- drifting babies

via TED’s Discovering the Deep

“Coral reef fish, like the yellow tang surgeonfish, begin life in a fascinating and weird way – as tiny floating larvae! These babies are capable of drifting thousands of miles on ocean currents, far from the reefs where they were born. Amy McDermott describes how these tiny trekkers travel across vast oceans, searching for the far-flung reefs they will one day call home.”

although in cartoon form, this very interesting account of coral reef baby fish and their growing-up process is anything but childish but you just might want to share this with your little ones as well as its never too early to help them discover the wonders of the water world. enjoy !

a Million thanks !

woW ! at just a few weeks shy of TLC‘s third birthday i just noticed this little blog had received its one millionth view.
i wish i could but i can’t give every one of you a hug so here’s some celebratory over-the-water fireworks in a meagre attempt to thank you all for your support.

here’s to the next million !
a million thanks M.Fauvet:TLC 17-8-14


Fly Casting Instructor Demo – Sabah, Malaysia

amazing the things one finds when trolling the net !
this morning, while watching a fly fishing video i saw my name on the youtube sidebar and of course opened the page. the funny thing is, i didn’t even know this video existed ! but what a nice surprise as it brought back fond memories of a fantastic trip among some of the finest and talented people i’ve ever met.

just to set the context: saturday morning in the deepest-darkest Malaysian jungle. it had been and continued raining hard as it so often happens in rain forests so we decided to do our demo day indoors at the lodge safely protected from the elements with the coffee machine close to hand. most of the attendants where certified casting instructors, all from various countries in Asia or Australia. i thought i might share a few teaching methods i’ve picked up along the way as i was fairly certain my instructor colleagues weren’t too familiar with these techniques.

my demo being mostly based on Lee Cumming‘s ‘Triangle Method and Joan Wulff‘s ‘Circles, Eights and Straights’ exercises geared towards beginner fly fishers/casters with a few extras thrown in for good measure.
having Peter Hayse participate and give feedback during the demo was an honour and a real treat. after my bit is more of Peter’s wisdom followed by a great exercise by Tomonori ‘Bill’ Higashi.

finally, from beginner to instructor the following should have a little something for everyone. i hope you’ll enjoy !