The Next Great Adventure
It's about time I did something fun again, something slightly mad, something 'out there'. I'm not going to the South Pole, nowhere near Everest. I'm not going to cycle around the world, or even row across any oceans.
This adventure is going to be an unsupported, solo, non-stop trek around...
Alastair Humphreys who has shown on several occasions that you do not need to travel thousands of miles from home to have an adventure, I'm going to travel under my own steam, or walk if you prefer, around the boundary of Wokingham Borough Council. It will be a 55 mile walk, more than likely a sleep under the stars, I'll cook my own food on my own little stove and be self sufficient for all of 48 hours. Now at a push I could actually do all of this in one go. But why? What's the rush? I'm going to take it easy, stop and chat to some of the 'natives' I may even make use of a wild watering hole along the way (aka Pub) If anyone wants to join me along the way, why not. OK so if I pop in to a pub along the way, or a coffee shop maybe, then this trek is not an unsupported trek, but so what.
People can join me too, so I'll not be 'solo' either, not a problem, it's still an adventure. Non-Stop? Pfft whatever. My point is, I will actually be 'out there' doing something I find enjoyable. Time spent in planning this trip is... well it's taken me about 30 minutes to look up the map of Wokingham and type this little blog. Cost so far is bugger-all. So it's not an expensive adventure. Nobody said adventure has to cost the Earth.
Last week in October. Half Term if you have, or indeed are children in school. I shall be setting off around 9 ish on Monday 28th October.
I'm not doing for anyone other than myself, but if any of you decide I'm worthy of support in my unsupported adventure, then feel free to visit this place. http://www.justgiving.com/Franglais
Right I have to pop into the Big Smoke (London) for a bit so I'm going to post this now and may continue later. But before I go I'd like to give someone a mention. Dave Cornthwaite There done it.
He's another inspiration and a "YES" man.
I'm back, OK OK I've been back ages but I thought it was time to update this little opus. So here goes. Dave Cornthwaite, the guy I gave a quick mention to earlier. You may be wondering why, so here goes, blimey I said 'so here goes' three times now, poor English but hey, shoot me. I was reading his book Life in the Slow Lane, (an excellent read if I may say so Dave), and it got me thinking that I should do more fun stuff. Because I can mostly. But I'm busy with Beyond, not an excuse I know. Mr Humphreys will tell you. I could finish work, go on a micro-adventure, wash in a river and be back at work before 9a.m. the next day. But when I do something I like to get my teeth into it, do something a bit different. Can I take a couple of days off? "YES" Follow +Dave Cornthwaite here or on twitter or even facebook and you will not have to wait long before he says "YES"
So walk around Wokingham, will it be fun, can I do it, can anyone join me? YES, yes and yes again. get in touch if you want to know more, or join in.
If you think this last bit of text looked a bit hurried, it's because I'm being attacked by three ruddy great dogs who want feeding, and a wife who won't touch tripe. That reminds me, I better get them something the Mrs can handle when I'm away enjoying The Wokingham Way.