Sunday, 24 May 2015

The Barefoot Professor says goodbye


Our very own Barefoot Professor, Re-Marcable Marc Weiner, has decided the time has come to say goodbye to his many fans at WildEarth. After seven-and-a-half years he will be hanging up his hat.

This is truly the end of an era as Marc has been with us from almost the beginning. From his first WildEarth drive back in December of 2008, through the WildEarth Safari days and the Thornybush safaris, and, most recently, for the #safariLIVE series.

It's been a true pleasure having Marc around throughout these years. There are so many fond memories, and he has taught us all so much. The depth of his knowledge of in particular the smaller, often ignored, parts of nature is truly incredible. And his spiritual connection with elephants is also something we'll never forget. But, most of all, it's his love for the bush and his passion for being out there and sharing it with so many across the globe that stands out and what makes so many love him.

It will thus be a sad day for many when Marc finishes his last drive next week (Monday's Sunset drive), but we all do wish him the very best on whichever path his trusty Landy will take him.

Marc, we are a truly grateful for all you've given to us and our viewers, your fans, over the years. 

Hamba kahle, dear friend!





Photo courtesy of Marc Weiner, first video courtesy of DaisysPlace2

18 comments:

Mudjie said...

Thank you for all you have given us!

LOVE YOU LOTS!

susan van der meulen said...

Goodbye Marc. I have learned so much from you. Love you lots xxx

Kathleen Stevens said...

thank you marc.... love you lots

Bula Rae said...

Thank you for your indelible contribution to WildEarth, Marc. Hope to cross paths with you in Hoespruit this summer.

Love ya lots!

DianeA said...

Thank you for those video montages. It is a sad day to see Marc leaving. Thank you for all you have done for us Marc. I will miss you lots.

La Kal said...

Thank you Marc for all that you have taught us! For showing us that even the smallest of creatures is very important. And for teaching that respect and care for all things living is essential in this life. God bless you. Love you lots.

Sasha MacLean said...

Enjoy Being Still with the Earth Marc wherever life may lead you and all will be right.

Love life and love you lots (((hugs)))

Sasha from Cape Breton Island,NS Canada

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Allison Murphy said...

Thank You Marc for sharing all of you, with us. Your knowledge, your passion, your heart! I am happy for you and your following of your heart. That is why you are such a great Man. I wish you all the best. I hope you find Your Ellie!
I hope you come back soon as a guest presenter. You are going to be missed. Today was a sad day.
Love You Lots Marc!

Henry@jhbleopard said...

It is so nice to have this video. Love you, Marc. All the best! Henry, Joberg.

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Marsha Doby said...

Marc, been with you since 2011 and have learned so much about the African bush up to your last evening drive and learning the Steenbok mate for life and bury their dung. The flowers and plants were also your highlight to us and all the beautiful creatures down to a spider and the intricate engineering of their web. To top everything, the Elephants are your gift from the heavens and your passion to protect them can and will be called your calling or mission in life. Thank you for all you have taught us and hope to see you fill in on future drives. Keep us posted on Facebook and as always said by you "Love You Lots"!

Deb Iliff said...

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you have taught me. "Don't cry cause it's over, Smile because it happened" Until we meet again....Love you lots, Deb in Connecticut

Dan Myers said...

thank you marc for i learn a lot from everything u show on the rides i an't going to say goodbye just say i'll see u again later u be in my memories & heart and see u around the next corner like hydan say "u never know what around the next corner" !!!

Chrisjan said...

Marc thank you for all the hours of pleasure you have given me. You are an inspiration and I truly appreciate your knowledge and especially the special lrelationships you have with the elephant. Love you lots and good luck for your future.

Donna Kostecki aka Sillly said...

It wont be the same without you , love ya lots and much happiness in the future

kgpm1 said...

Hooroo Marc. Hope to catch up in the future. You will always be this households hippy professor and have enjoyed all your insights that you have shared over time with us and everybody. Let me know when you need another Aussie Akubra and I will assist. I have lots of memories.

Regards
Ken
PS did you ever find that missing wheelnut ?

Errol M said...

Thanks Marc, We learned so much from you. Will miss you. Good luck in your future pathways.