Way back in 2009, I went on an adventure to Peru. One of those once-in-a-lifetime adventures type things.
A one off adventure, inspired by people who had done or were doing similar things.
Except it wasn’t a one off and it didn’t end there.
A five day hike to the lost city of Machu Picchu in 2009 inspired this blog, the Flat Foot Adventurer.
In 2011, I traded remote mountain paths for the Arctic tundra of Norway. Instead of high mountain paths I was driving a sled and a pack of huskies through the snow and across frozen lakes.
Since then, the adventures continue. I raced on a dragon boat team, moved to Australia, tracked nesting sea turtles on deserted beaches, started a street roller hockey team, and kept looking for more adventures.
Adventures in 2017 and Beyond
In December, I travel to WA’s Thevenard island to join the flatback turtle monitoring program, counting tracks, tagging turtles, and collecting data.
Next September, I plan to embark on my biggest and most challenging adventure yet. I will be joining Raleigh International as a volunteer on an expedition for three months in Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
Volunteers will be working with rural communities in remote areas of Central America. Protecting one of the most bio-diverse places on the planet, projects can involve working on a water and sanitation initiatives to bring clean water to rural communities, or constructing school buildings for indigenous communities.
On the expedition as a volunteer communications officer, I am not getting paid. Due to Raleigh International being a registered charity I need to fundraise for them, and various charity fundraising activities and begging will follow. In addition, there will be some unashamed requests for funds to help me cover the period I will be in a remote Central American jungle instead of at a desk in Perth.
This will make the next year a challenge all of its own.
I set up today the Facebook page for The Flat Foot Adventurer.
After eight years of adventures it deserves to have one! Previous adventures had pages, but lost relevance when the adventures were complete.
It makes sense for there to be one page for sharing these adventures to.
Stay tuned for more adventures!