Those not already in the know are probably dying to hear my plans for a year away. Well, I am not at all ashamed to disappoint you. There ARE no plans! I will see where the road takes me, following my nose, or my heart, or my stomach, depending on how hungry/tired/mischevious I feel at a given moment. I have but three simple guidelines:
- I would like to visit South America, Antarctica and Africa
- I want to do it by land and sea – NO flying
- I will be environmentally conscious
So. Might be I end up back in Whistler in 3 months without a dime to my name but having newly contracted syphilis. Or might be that this blog becomes outrageously popular and I end up traveling the world forever, peddling tall tales of my adventures like all the great explorers.
Do you want to know my favourite thing about the greatest (/most celebrated) explorers? THEY WERE ALL MASSIVE LIARS! They made up the most ridiculous stories, mostly so rich fools would continue funding their expeditions. Cheeky! Admirable though, in a way. I intend to emulate them. This will be a semi-autobiographical blog about my exploits around the globe, likely with more than just a sprinkling of exaggeration and at least a few outright lies.
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Soundtrack: Iron & Wine – Boy With A Coin