Splash to the Past – Jacques Cousteau

This blog is primarily dedicated to outdoor athletics and the various places in the world that one can trek to discover natural beauty. However, we also like to take the time to appreciate those men and women who have adventured in said natural beauty and forged their own path for others to admire and glean inspiration. Today, we would like to focus on the works of Jacques Cousteau.

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Jacques Cousteau. Digital image. Jacques Cousteau – Filmmaker, Military Leader, Scientist, Photographer, Inventor, Explorer. Biography.com, n.d. Web. 8 July 2017. <https://www.biography.com/people/jacques-cousteau-9259496&gt;.

Jacques Cousteau has had a myriad of accomplishments, including co-inventing the Aqua-Lung, earning the Legion of Honor from the French government after World War II, and producing many movies on the mysteries of the expansive ocean depth.

Personally, I remember him from the documentaries I used to watch when I was young and bored. I recall being mesmerized by the intricate waves of green strung through the deep blue of the ocean, and the strange scales, textures, body shapes, and eyes of the fish that Cousteau would point out. Cousteau had an infinite curiosity for what the ocean kept hidden underneath the innocuous waves that twinkled in the sunlight, and he had an impressive dedication to discovery and understanding.

Jacques Cousteau presented us with a fresh look into an aspect of the great wide natural beauty that the world owns. I recommend taking a peek at one of his documentaries sometime. Or even better, grabbing a pair of goggles and taking a trip this summer to an ocean. In between sunbathing and splashing your friends, check out the fish and the ocean floor, and just how impossibly blue the water can be!

As you consider this trip, be sure to grab an Adayak shirt to put over your swimsuit as you head to the beach!

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Check out our website for more cool shirts on the outdoors: http://www.adayak.com/

Have a great day, guys, and get out there and satiate your own curiosity of the outdoors! Jacques Cousteau’s was of the ocean – what’s yours?

 

 

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Lake Michigan Adventures

As a Michigan based company, we have a great deal of pride in what Michigan has to offer in terms of natural beauty and exploration of the outdoors. If you love to kayak, canoe, paddle board, raft, or any other sort of water sport, consider heading out to Michigan’s beautiful shoreline this summer.

The Adayak family can speak from experience in saying that a trip to the northern peninsula of Michigan is well worth the time. We recommend taking a day to visit Sleeping Bear Dunes, an icon in the nature of Michigan. Spend hours hiking along the sandy dunes, running down the hilly plains, and taking photos of a breathtaking view of Lake Michigan. While you’re there, be sure to visit Glen Arbor, a little piece of Lake Michigan that is open to the public. The water is crystal clear and blue as the sky, and very cold. Glen Arbor is a perfect spot for kayakers as the waters are tranquil in the summer, but we wouldn’t advise swimming unless the day is absolutely sweltering!

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The Crystal River and the Platte River are both perfect locations to paddle the day away. Bring your own boats, or travel lightly in knowing that there are many rental shops in the area.

For the Adayak hikers, there are plenty of trails to explore. Check out a full list of hiking trails in Sleeping Bear Dunes on the website of the National Park Service.