與龍共舞 | 締造和諧的海灘

by Mary Ann Mok (大頭媽/牛媽 )

假若奧運會滑浪風帆項目能加設障礙賽,深信香港運動員肯定坐亞望冠。活在香港這個地小人多的地方,香港人實在很哀哉! 每日除咗好可憐逼地鐵番工放工,仲要出盡九牛二虎之力,擠入呼吸大力啲都會過重嘅升降機,到咗假日又要和成村人爭位飲茶,就連去沙灘玩滑浪風帆都要擠在丁方嘅水裏滑行。

話雖如此,赤柱的泥鯭風(時大時細的窒風),加上障礙重重的環境限制,就正是孕育一等一滑浪風帆高手的搖籃。相信只有曾經在赤柱玩過水上活動的朋友,才能體會到要和滑浪風帆、帆船、快艇、獨木舟、立式划槳再加上龍舟一齊爭路的苦況,這是一般人難以想像的事情。假若你能在這極狹窄和交通極混亂的局面下殺出一條血路,你已可晉身一等一高手行列。

 

 

 錄像提供:捕風一族         當你可以在這史上最擠迫的航道滑行時,你已大有機會晉身滑浪風帆高手行列。

自從赤柱正灘水上活動中心啟用後,可供各水上活動器材下水進出的範圍已經變得很局限,再加上近年赤柱龍訓練中心的成立,海面上的交通就變得更惡劣。深信大家都明白到海灘是屬於大眾市民,而非個別水上活動中心或屬會,所以盼望大家盡量克制和包容,而不應幹出一些自私和危害大眾安全的行為。

圖片提供:捕風一族            赤柱正灘,景色怡人,是熱門旅遊勝地。

圖片提供:捕風一族        赤柱正灘不但是水上活動愛好者的天堂,更是孕育滑浪風帆高手的搖籃。

 

圖片提供:捕風一族        你可有察覺到赤柱原來有這麼多迷人的景點。

 

夏天將至,龍舟又再度活躍起來。其實大家週末到海灘玩,都是想享受大自然和舒展身心,又點會有人想玩黑面對黑面。以前的我,也曾試過對阻攔我前進的人擺出一副很不耐凡和敵對的樣子。自從去年颱風天鴿和帕克連環襲港後,因大華哥仗義率領龍舟會會員自發檢拾沙灘垃圾,再加上其他有心人士的努力下,幾經艱辛終把沙灘還原當初的美貌,令我感受到大部份的沙灘人都是很有熱誠、善心和很團結。自始,藉以表達我對大華哥和這一班有心人嘅敬意,我曾許下承諾在海上遇到龍舟或其他生物不禮待的情況,我都盡量包容,不再爆粗。

 

 圖片提供:大華哥        去年颱風天鴿和帕克連環襲港後,四處滿目瘡痍,你們還記得這個沒完沒了的垃圾山嗎?

 

圖片提供:大華哥        萬分感激大華哥仗義率領龍舟會會員自發檢拾沙灘垃圾,再加上香港滑浪風帆隊成員和其他有心人士的努力下,幾經艱辛才把沙灘還原當初的美貌。

龍舟體型寵大,加上大部份參與者都是業餘人士,所以我們理解操控龍舟是有相當難度。但我們亦盼望龍舟健兒能體恤滑浪風帆友不是魔法師,不可隨意叫動或叫停隻船,更遑論在無風的日子裏能作出即時反應。假若發生因雙方爭路而導致器材損毀,實屬事少,最擔心還是大家仍然抱着敵對的心態,不肯正視問題,終於攪到發生嚴重意外。

赤柱海灘是我半個家。我和家人差不多每一個週末,都會風雨不改到這裏歡度週末。作為滑浪風帆血肉長城的中堅份子,我不會因為環境惡劣而減輕我對滑浪風帆的熱誠。我會抱着「環境不變,心態變」的心態去面對一下子改變不來的事實。以前因為夏天仍堅持繼續玩短版,所以苦心鑽研「無風短版飄移大法」。今個夏天,我會全力集中精神去研習無需助跳嘅「牛蛙連環彈跳法」,好讓我可以極速從狹窄的通道衝出大海,同時可確保條fin平平安安。另外,這招絕活更可令我破解在無風、船在無動力下面對來勢凶凶的「龍舟連環陣」。

大家可能會覺得我呢個師奶好戇居,成日痴人說夢話,但我真心懇請大家嘗試放下成見,多作包容,為締造一個和諧美好的海灘踏出第一步。可能你踏出第一步後,未必可收到即時效果,但點會有人能想像到今日和一年前嘅我竟會作出如此大的改變?千萬不要看軽一個微笑、一個揮手和一句早晨……原來呢啲神奇嘅種子係會令世界變得更美好。

圖片提供:捕風一族        今個夏天,請各位在歡度假日之餘,緊記保持海灘清潔,不要讓自私自利的行為破壞大自然生態環境和海灘的美貌。齊齊為締造和諧美好的海灘踏出第一步。

 

一個完美的結局永遠不能單靠一方的努力,正所謂「要兩個人才能跳出探戈」(It takes TWO to TANGO)。假若我們未能一步登天到達「與龍共舞」的境界,今日不如先從「與龍共存」的方向邁進....

 

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