This approach stood me in good stead once a quarter-life crisis presented me with a skateboard and the idea of riding it across Australia. To many, this was a bizarre notion even to consider, let alone practice, but personally I had never been faced with a larger opportunity. It wasn’t crazy, it couldn’t have felt more sane. For the first time in my life, I felt I had purpose.
When asked about why he had decided to not practice rowing before setting out, Blyth responded in his typically straightforward fashion: “I had over 3000 miles to practice, so why would I bother before setting out?”
Everyone who walks this earth has a story. Some are routine and dull. Some will take your breath away. But the sad truth is most will never get told. You may have heard this story before or perhaps you may have not. I am going to tell you regardless, because these five men have a story worth telling and I… Read more →
Written by David Diley Doing this has been my dream for over twenty-five years and that dream is to make films about sharks which have never been made before. Aimed at inspiring a much wider audience than current shark related films reach, encouraging people, even from inner city areas of countries like the UK, to want to care about the… Read more →
“THE WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT FOR THE FASTEST FEMALE TRANS-ATLANTIC ROW Five Women 40 Days 3,000 miles Two World Records One Ocean” They were strangers. Now, together they endure seasickness, peeing in a bucket on deck and traversing a boat while being permanently clipped on because at any time a wave could hit and toss their bodies into the ocean’s… Read more →
If you want something badly enough, you’ll put everything into it and work to overcome those barriers.
Encountering strangers was always an ‘interesting’ experience. Brain injuries are invisible with no outwardly signs, so how could people know? Because I couldn’t respond quickly enough to sentences thrown at me I was branded as ‘rude’ or ‘ignorant’ and on several occasions I was given abuse for being drunk in the morning – it wasn’t my fault that I couldn’t walk in straight lines!