One of those days

The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
Joseph Campbell

For those of you that don’t know, I’ve just finished my final exams for my degree and am in the process of applying for jobs and the days can get really boring. Today was one of those days that just dragged on and on and besides doing a few odds and ends in the morning I was going crazy. I messaged a friend and asked if he wanted to go for a paddle from the Waterfront to wherever we ended up and he was keen. I got my gear packed and then we headed off to our launching spot, Oceana Powerboat Club.

It was my first surfski at Oceana and from previous experiences boating here I knew the slipway was slippery (duh!), luckily we got in without incident and headed along the coastline. What’s really amazing about Cape Town is the diversity of sights that you see on an almost daily basis. From the launch we passed the Thermopylae ship wreck, Moullie Point light house, Lions head and a series of old, almost antique like, drainage pipes sticking out the promenade wall.

We passed a surf spot called “off the wall” and tried catching some of the swell and then stopped at 3 anchor bay, just for the heck of it.

Anyway, the whole point of this story is that by broadening your horizons and trying out new things or paddling/running/cycling different spots you feel that sense of adventure that you don’t get at your local spot. As long as you’re not spending half your paycheck on petrol then try something new out and go exploring.

Make your life a series of mini adventures and I promise you’ll be going to bed feeling like a champ every single night. You don’t need to be like Riaan Manser or Bear Grylls to have an adventure. It’s inside all of us!

About Chris

I love spontaneous travel, the outdoors, the ocean and having a good time. I want my life to be series of never ending adventure


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