I wanted to start blogging again and get some of our actions and activities up on here since we are doing so much!
Myself, our Director of Operations Gary,
and perhaps a few others involved with our organisatio
n will be doing short posts to keep you up with wha
ts happening and provide an insight to what the Floating Foundation is doing and planning.
Gary will be telling you his story about coming from Africa to New Zealand for the Floating Foundation and I'll quickly share with you where we are now.
I will be talking shortly about the epic story of how we met 'Infinity' and what we did to secure her use in 2017. Including my trip to Vanuatu to sort out the details.
In this blog post however, I just wanted to show you our of
fice, which we have set up in a small surfing and farming town North of Auckland. It's an old bed and breakfast which is perfect for hosting and housing all of our helpers!
Everyday we wake up and get straight to work after a coffee or tea, we have Skype calls booked all around the world and so many different threads of work we have to keep track of.
We try to get out of the house once a day to see some of the local sights and cook vegetarian dinners each night. Its a simple life but we are able to put 8-10 hours a day, 6 days a week, into organising and improving our operations!
We also have friends coming up now and then to add their expertise! Just recently we had Ayla, Ronen, Paul and Nate come to help with marketing, IT and organisation. Thanks guys.
Floating Foundation relies on lots of different contributions of time, energy, donations and moral support. This was one of the best days of my life, having this much support in the house.
Last year when organising the expedition (mostly alone), I was working full time hours, on night shift, as a foreman for a road surfacing company. It is a real relief this year to have no other job and an amazing colleague to work with. I can't wait for you to meet Gary.