Following on from Pedal (our cycling movie), Emily Dobbins-Dale has once again demonstrated her wonderful video editing skills by creating Paddle; the short film showing our (pirate) rafting adventure on the Danube (and Morava) river(s). The video features myself, Leah, Daniel, and Patrick. It is part two of a three part series that has now been screened on UK television. You can also watch part three, Separate Tracks (hitchhiking Eastern Europe and parting ways).

During this adventure, we rafted 271 km on a raft that we made from entirely recycled materials and when we got arrested for the second time, we recycled all of the materials once again (leave only footprints).

Please watch and enjoy (feedback is appreciated). Impossible is nothing.

Once again, big-big kudos to Emily.

Video edited by Emily Dobbins-Dale:

Music by Josh Woodward:

This video was originally posted on Vimeo, here.


  • Jamie!
    Your feeds scratch the feet of us like minded souls who are not “currently” on walkabout. Inspiring Videos that are inspiring me to get BAK out there!

  • Hey Jamie, I want to let you know how awesome your videos and blog are. I think I found your hitchhiking thru Europe video on youtube, then found my way to your website and haven’t left. It’s been a few hours haha. I recently finished an adventure that I’d been dreaming of the past couple of years. This year I spent 6 months traveling up the East Coast of the US on a foottrail along the Appalachian Mountain Range. If you’ve never heard of it- you’ve got to check it out. Just google or youtube, thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. It was the most memorable and incredible adventure/experience I’ve ever had.I left home with my backpack, a tent, sleeping bag, a few supplies, and 2 other friends. Six months of walking around in beautiful, wooded forests and mountains; wandering around tiny towns I never would have seen had I not been on that trail, meeting the locals and being invited by families into their homes and spoiled all the way; hitchhiking and having little side adventures; but the best part of it was the people I met on and off the trail. The new friends and family I made during this journey we were all on, hundreds of wonderful, beautiful people- all with different stories and backgrounds, all of different ages. The youngest person I met was 6 years old and the oldest 78! Spending days in the woods with each other, hiking, seeing beautiful views; having the most hilarious experiences in the little towns we’d stop in along the way. I know that you know how words fail to describe these adventures and experiences, but it’s worth trying. I’ve been home, here in Vermont, US, since November and have had the itch since, while planning the next journey. If you’re ever in the states let me know, and if I’m around, I’d love to meet up. But I think I’ve ranted long enough, take care man, and I hope all is well! Happy New Year brother!

    • Thanks Stephen. Your adventure sounds quite wonderful and I very much feel what you’re saying: these experiences make life worth living. Sometimes the more incredible experience, the less appropriately we are able to capture it in mere words. I wish you the best of luck in your next adventures and as a word of warning, itchy feet might be incurable!

  • Another amazing and inspiring video. Keep up the stellar adventures buddy…looking forward to the next adventure reports.

  • Once again a great video. Loved that you all had such a great attitude even though you didn’t get to finish the trip. It’s clear that you guys are a great group of people. Can’t wait to see what happens next!

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