I would like to encourage people to get out there and do their own expeditions and follow their dreams by showing them how expeditions are done by ordinary people, like themselves, who are simply prepared to step out of conventional life and indulge in the extraordinary.
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.
If you don’t invest much time and emotion, then defeat doesn’t hurt and winning is not exciting.
26 days of sailing towards the Marquesas island group in French Polynesia. No land, no directional signs, no gas stations, no water stops, no internet, no pit stops, no doctors, no mechanics. Just empty ocean, wind, waves, and utter vulnerability in the harsh outdoors for almost a month.
If you want something badly enough, you’ll put everything into it and work to overcome those barriers.