OceanLove Foundation

Our Story

In 2001 while visiting the Hawaiian Isles, Natasha Morley was invited to consult for WISN, elders program, at the periphery of a sacred site dedicated to fresh water, genealogy and the linking of external and internal realities, indigenous star knowledge, ancient wayfinding and migrations.

 

OceanLove Foundation dedication to restore the Cetacea Migration Pathways and the bays where the Cetacea regenerate and calf was in alignment with WISN, elders program throughout the great Pacific.

 

It is within this specific context that in 2004 WISN former board of trustee introduced NMorley to Ocean Voyages Inc. founder, who offered brigantine tall ship Kaisei to NMorley for OceanLove Foundation dedication to protect the Cetacea Migration Pathways and the bays where the cetacea calf throughout the great Pacific.

 

In 2005 NMorley visited Sausalito Bay Ca. to pay her respects to Kaisei and Ocean Voyages Inc. captains, in view to bring together OceanLove Foundation crew while sailing out the San Francisco Bay area, and the Golden Gate Bridge aboard tall ship Kaisei, and joined by the younger generation of the Polynesian Voyaging Society founding family, as they travelled through to Honolulu.

 

STS Kaisei 海星 'Ocean Spirit' a 58 m steel-hulled brigantine designed by Polish naval architect Zygmunt Choreń. She was built in Gdańsk, Poland in 1987. Originally commissioned by the Polish Yachting Association as the Zew, she was acquired by the Sail Training Association of Japan and delivered to Japan via the Panama Canal in 1993 following a 16 month maiden voyage under the United Nations flag in which she saw 100-knot winds off the coast of Scotland and participated in the American Tall Ship Celebration in 1992. (©c/o Wikipedia) 

 

Kaisei was then donated by the Japanese Sail Training Association to Ocean Voyages Inc. in Sausalito Bay Ca. prior to being presented to OceanLove Foundation.

 

During the 1992 - 1993 time frame Natasha Morley flew in from an intensive and very strenuous West Africa life initiation, caught up in sudden civil war and curfew - then onto passing the Cape Horn to the Antarctica south polar circle, encountering the great blue whales, wildlife, and returning the Chilean Antarctica iceberg from the Universal Expo of Sevilla - with trash collecting manoeuvres, maritime oil spill prevention, and remote island topography while navigating aboard the AGS Yelcho on patrol throughout the Chilean Antarctica waters, on mission with scientists, the Chilean Ambassador of the Antarctica Treaty, and the Chilean Navy.

 

Over the years OceanLove Foundation has elaborated an explicit check list that our ships must comply to. It is all about having the correct ship, and the compatible vessels.

 

It is with much recognition that NMorley acknowledges the Polynesian South Seas and the Indian fishing communities, along with their respective navigation training schools.

 

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