Professional adventurer, John Morrell, talks to Socrates about how he came to the Japanese wonderland of Hokkaido for a flying visit... and never left! He explains how he and has family made a life leading hardy and adventurous souls on the experience of their lives in this land of snow, mountains, volcanos and bears! Have you ever dreamed of living a life of adventure? Of … [Read more...]
Walking the pilgrim’s way with Jean-Christophe Rufin – the road to Santiago de Campostela
Why would anyone want to go for a nine hundred kilometre walk by themselves… down country lanes, through rural towns and villages, illegally sleeping in public parks and road sides… just to experience the dubious delight of exploring ancient monasteries, admiring piles of sacred stones and to finally end up at the reputed final resting place of an ancient Christian martyr, … [Read more...]
The Julian Rocks – a critter-filled snorkelling adventure
Socrates put down his basketball and rolled up his wrestling mat for a day to try out one of Byron Bay's most unforgettable adventure experiences and asks himself why he hadn't done it many years earlier. Julian Rocks is reputed to be one of the world's best scuba diving experiences and while Socrates only took the lesser snorkelling option he was still gobsmacked by the extent … [Read more...]
White water adventure for Socrates and son… a rapid trip down the Nymboida.
Review: Adventure - white water canoeing Place: Nymboida River (Hull’s Farm to Buccarumbi) – approximately two and a half hours drive South from Byron Bay Distance: 16.3 K paddle Guides: Nymboida Canoeing Centre – Senior Instructors: Gray Stride and Gaye Foster – Assistant Instructors: India Morris and Courtney Bryce Water Craft: Wobbegong 4.3 M Socrates and son … [Read more...]