I treat my website like a notebook, jotting down thoughts and ideas.
It’s a great place to keep them all in one place.
Writing things down helps me clarify my thoughts.
Here’s my bucket list.
Cycle Around Great Britain
A 2,000 mile trip around this beautiful country, promoting tourism and adventure in my own country.
Adventure is right on our doorstep.
I’ve wanted to do this for years – I have 3 friends who’ve done it.
It would be such a pleasure to see every part of the glorious coastline.
Row Around Great Britain, non-stop & unsupported
I’ve done this challenge in a team of 4, I’d now like to do it solo.
No-one has ever done it, which is why I find it appealing.
I’d like to do a big solo adventure. I’m an extrovert but am intrigued as to whether I could cope with all that time to myself. It’s also a jolly good challenge of skill and seamanship.
Row Across the Pacific Ocean
My mum is an orphan. She has spent the majority of her life wondering who her ‘blood’ family were and where they might live.
In 2018 she discovered she had a half sister and half brother who lived in Hawaii and San Fransisco, respectively. She found them via Ancestry.com.
There is a rowing route between these two destinations which I’d love to do. I wanted to do it before my mum discovered our ‘new’ family but now I want to do it even more.
Cycle or Hike The E4 Trail
The E4 European long-distance path or E4 path is one of the European long-distance paths.
The entire route covers 10,450 kilometres.
I discovered this trail as I was researching if I could climb Mount Olympos in Cyprus. When I discovered the E4 Trail, I knew instantly I wanted to do it.
The route starts at its westernmost point in Portugal** it continues through Spain, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece to end in Cyprus. It also visits the Greek island of Crete.
I’d have to jump on a boat or a plane if you want to walk the entire route> But I’m wondering if I could use a kayak, SUP or another human-powered vessel to cross the ocean?
*Picture credit: By Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa) – Own work, using this file by Pyfisch which uses this base map by Alexrk2 The information of the contents is from the following sources: ERA Foundation Waymarked Trails: E1, E2, E3, E4, E5, E6, E7, E8, E9, E10, E11Traildino, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link.
**another website suggests the trail starts in Gibraltar – I best get researching
Hike Around Cyprus
As I write I’m currently on holiday in Cyprus. I’m away with my mum for Christmas and New Year.
I’ve been running most mornings and the coastline and country are beautiful. The country has so much to offer.
I’ve decided I want to run and/or hike around the whole country. It’s 400 miles the whole way around.
I like walking around islands- it gives me a chance to see what they have to offer, plus I’m next to the sea.
Hike Around La Gomera
La Gomera has a footpath around the whole island, the GR 132, which is 130km.
Each year I visit La Gomera with work for the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.
In the mornings before work, I run 10km up the coastline each which is breathtaking and I always wonder “what is round the next corner?”
I;d love to explore the whole island.