If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that a good portion of my dreams and goals involve travel north of the Arctic circle (and south of the Antarctic). That’s why it’s always good (and supremely inspiring, if not a little frightening) to see and track the expeditions of others taking similar journeys. I suppose this is just a way for me to live vicariously through them, but nevertheless, it’s inspiring. Adventurer Ben Saundersis at this moment on an Arctic expedition, and blogging the whole experience for all the world to read.
The wind rose just as we decided to put up the tent and the poles were bent into crazy angles before we managed to tension the wildly flapping fly sheet into submission. Lying here on top of my sleeping bag, basking in the sunlight that’s percolating through the fabric, with the wind still howling outside, it seems barely believable that a few square metres of paper-thin material can provide such a cosy shelter.
Absolutely inspirational stuff if you have an itch for exotic adventuring. Personally, I think it would be incredible to meet the guy one day. Given that he’s about my age (mid-twenties), it’s a bit of a kick in the butt to see that he’s done all this while I… well… I’ve lived a more mundane life, I’ll put it that way. Far from what — I guess — most would consider “normal”, but mundane nevertheless. Check out his site to read all about his adventure. His posts are organized according to date, so check out everything from 13 May 2006 to today (and I guess for the next week). After he gets back, I’ll see if I can score an interview with him for Gnorb.NET. Do I know the guy? No. Is there any chance he’d take the time to do an interview for a rinky-dink little blog? Probably not, but why not ask? It’s not like he can bite me. (He is, after all, in England most of the time.) If you have your own dream adventure you’re planning to go on, have gone on, or simply have a few dreams of travel to far-off places, share them here. I’d love to read what you consider your dream adventure. Sidenote: This post was created using w.bloggar, which I’m currently in the process of testing as a blogging tool.