Ode to the Ocean

- Nicole Humphries-Voorhoeve, Guest Blogger

Well, apparently BP PLC  has finally made a bit of progress in cleaning up its big, oily mess in the Gulf of Mexico.  And last week, Obama vowed to end the “cozy relationship” between the government and the oil industry. The whole fiasco has reminded me – yet again – how important the health of our oceans is. At Kiwi Collection, we are constantly in awe of the natural beauty that surrounds the luxury hotels we feature. The picture at the top of this post is from the One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico.

But truly, what would we do without our wonderful waters? And what progress has been made so far to get rid of the oil currently invading them? Using robots to insert one end of a mile-long tube into a shattered oil pipe on the ocean floor, BP is hoping to suck up some, if not most, of the crude oil that has been pouring into the ocean since April 20th.

I remember an address given by Ted Danson a year or so ago about why he campaigns on behalf of our oceans. He was speaking on behalf of Oceana. At one point during his speech, after he jokingly acknowledged that the audience might be asking themselves why you’ve invited Sam Malone to talk to you about fish. I mean I haven’t even played a marine biologist on TV. But here we are.” he made this poignant statement:

“Our oceans are the earth’s most valuable and awe-inspiring treasures.  The oceans provide nourishment for billions of people, they support some of the most unique and diverse ecosystems on the planet, and they give us critically important benefits that affect our everyday lives – like giving families like mine a place to swim together!”

So… in the spirit of supporting our world-wide waters and the magnificent creatures that dwell beneath them, I decided to post some beautiful “ocean-view” pics from a sampling of Kiwi Collection properties. Enjoy!

Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California, United States

Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Te Awanga, North Island, New Zealand

The Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada

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