I am glad that you could be here for this, so thank-you for stopping by.
I’ve made an awfully big life decision. I shall have an adventure and it will be bolder than anything I have ever done before.
Disregarding society and my Masters degree, I am committing the next few weeks, months, and maybe much longer to this adventure.
I will buy a bicycle and I will kit it out to be my survival vehicle. On that bicycle, I will carry my tent and I will sleep outside under the stars, night after night. If a stranger invites me into their home, I will say yes. I will attach boxes to the bicycle and I will carry dried food. I will eat what and when I can. The whole bicycle will cost less than one hundred pound. [UPDATE: the bicycle cost £30, see it here]
I will share this story with you through pictures, words, and videos [Do you want to video edit for me?] when I get the opportunity. But this is a side project, a by-product of my adventure.
This decision has come about as a result of asking myself, what would I do if I could do anything in the world, finance, fears, everything else aside. This would be it.
On the bicycle I find, I will travel from Norfolk to Bratislava, accompanied by two free spirits. I anticipate our path will be around 1,500 miles, and this part of the journey will take us a month.
I have no long distance cycling experience. My equipment will cost less than a typical weekend out.
Upon reaching Bratislava, I will meet up with another wanderer or five. Together, we will build a raft and attempt to traverse the Danube, hoping to reach the sea in Romania, around 1,000 miles away.
Assuming we aren’t arrested, we will be the pirates of the Danube. In celebration of this, I will not shave or cut my hair from the point at which I start my journey. I may even get a pirate piercing.
My journey continues east through countries I can barely spell. As it is winter, it will be cold. As I mention step three, I feel I am rushing ahead of myself. Allow me to try and complete the first two steps in good health and I will elaborate on steps three to five and beyond. Each step is an adventure in it’s own right.
This journey is the real one, the big thing. I haven’t yet looked at maps and I am inexperienced in this type of adventure. But there is one thing in my favour: belief.
I am a believer.
Am I crazy? Or just a believer? Maybe a little bit of both.
With love and dreams,