Inspire

An incredible expedition is the culmination of a lot of time, thinking and effort. The following stories, photos and blogs show you why you should bother.

Our current favourites:

   
Pro Explorer  Sarah Outen
  • Phonecast: Day 73
    Day 73: A bit of a timescale resize and retaining perspective, West winds help Sarah head home… …
  • Old Mrs Turtle
    I had just been rudely awoken by a wave slamming the back of the boat and sloshing in through the slightly open hatch, soaking my feet. I was confused. I was sure that I had closed it after lapping up lungfuls of air an hour …
  • All because of the cous cous…
    Yesterday I cried because I couldn’t find a bag of cous cous for breakfast. That’s how tough a day it was, everything seeming to explode (metaphorically,  don’t worry – boat still intact) and make tiny things huge. Having been focused for a day of good mileage …

Expedition Liz Clarke and The Voyage of Swell
 
  • Reunited and it feels so Good!! Tropicat is BACK
       In case you haven’t heard via IG or FB, Amelia turned up about a week after I posted the blog about ‘letting go’!?! It’s ironic how often when we stop trying to control things, accept, and trust the Universe…beautiful surprises are in store! I was overjoyed to get a phone call from the manager […]
  • Amelia the Tropicat: Sometimes love is letting go
      I’ve had a few pets on Swell over the last 9 years, but most of them made their way aboard on their own. Aside from a lost baby seabird I found after a cyclone, my non-human guests have been uninvited. I don’t mind the geckos that often show up in a banana stock. They […]
  • Never too late…
      “If 67 years young can do it, you can do it, too.” —Aleksander Doba A huge congrats and a stinging high five to, Aleksander Doba, who received the mega honor of earning the most votes for the National Geographic People’s choice award, making him the official NG Adventurer of the Year 2014. I was […]

Historical Explorer Tom Crean – Antarctic Hero
Tom Crean – Explorer
Travel Book  The Worst Journey in the World
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Quote  
  “If you can keep your head whilst all around you are losing theirs then you probably haven’t appreciated the seriousness of the situation.” (Unknown)
Films  
 
  • Gladiator
  • City of God
  • Toy Story
  • Topgun
  • Shek
  • Jerry Maguire
Foods  
 
  • Roast lamb
  • Tapas
  • Sandwiches … never leave home without one!
  • Bacon cob from Upper Booth Farm
Drinks  
 
  • Pale Ale
  • DalWhinney

 

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