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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EXTREME Kiteboarding

Kiteboarding is the first ocean sport I got into and there really is no feeling like launching up a wave and flying. If only Icarus knew… Anyway here is the most extreme kiteboarding video I’ve ever seen and believe me, you want to see it too. Big ups to Ruben Lenten!

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Spontaneous Life

A few days of sand, surfing, swimming & chilled music have lead to an epiphany, why am I not doing what I love? I love travelling and even more so I love spontaneous travel. I’ve been to London twice on less than 6 hours from the conception of the idea to on-board the flight and […]

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2012 was an awesome year! The blog turned 1, I started surfski paddling, lost a bunch of weight and also finished my bachelors degree. It was an allround win and I feel like I’m hitting 2013 with a bunch of momentum, something which was lacking at the start of 2012. This morning I went for […]

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The Month that was

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, that makes this my longest post to date with 21000 words. haha. Anyway I’m trying something new and posting my favourite pics of the month from my phone, I got the idea from a post on imod.

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Moment of 2012

Lying in bed on a hot Summer night at about 1am & all of a sudden I hear thunder crashing down and then almost instantly the rain came washing over. I packed my tripod and camera and rushed into the car, hoping to get some lightning pics. The rain was still pouring down so I […]

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Amazing Google Earth Images

Google Earth is revolutionary. The fact that we can sit in our houses and zoom in and see clear pictures of almost anywhere in the world is crazy. I am still amazed by it so I came up with some of my favourite google earth images, enjoy! Issaouane Erg desert dunes – Algeria 31°12’31.00″N 7°51’42.20″E […]

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Action packed

What an action packed weekend it was! Friday evening was spent at Canal Walk (our local shopping mall) looking for smart shirts for a job interview and when we got home we were fast asleep within 5 minutes. We tried out a new ice cream spot, called Menchies, where you serve your own ice cream […]

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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 […]

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Langebaan Houseboating

Last weekend I headed off to Langebaan Lagoon, Kraal Bay to be exact, to spend a night on one of the houseboats there. It was definitely one of my favourite holidays in a long time! It started off with a typical drive up the West Coast, deserted and dry (with a few roadside cows), but […]

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Lightning Pics, Baby Seals & Surfski Wipeout

To say I’ve been inactive on thegreatadventurer.com for the last while would be an understatement. I’ve been very busy preparing for my final university exams (ever!) so everything else took a back seat. I did however manage to sneak in a few cool photos and videos which I haven’t officially shared on the site. I […]

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