When is an Adventure a Failure?
On Monday night I pitched up to watch the stars. Specifically the Persoid meteor shower.
It had been raining with gusto all day, so when the clouds began to clear, it was like a sign: go out there. So we went.
Tents pitched and camera equipment at the ready, we waited. It started to get dark, but at the same time a huge bank of cloud rolled in. By 10pm we couldn't see anything. Including the stars.
It would be easy to dismiss this as a failure. We didn't see any meteors. Other people's pictures on the internet look stunning.
But we did have a great night's camping and a surprise visit from friends. Is that a failure?
It might not be the intended outcome, but it's still good in it's own right.
Changing the direction of an adventure isn't a failure, it's smart. It's adapting to the situations thrown at you and making the best of it. :)
Cazz Lander, Meg Hoskin and Eleanor Carey of Pacific Terrific have completed their 2400 miles row across the Pacific - making them the first team of 3 to row the Pacific and the youngest team to row any ocean. https://pacificterrific.com/about/
Sarah Hobby is working her way through swimming all the major lakes in the Lake District. Recently she tackled Coniston Water.
Dot Watcher? The Silk Road Mountain Race starts on 18th August. Some Intrepid contributors are cycling - you can watch their progress through Kyrgyzstan here: https://www.silkroadmountainrace.cc/
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On the subject of adaptation vs failure... I started this magazine 8 months ago and it still hasn't broken even. In some people's eyes, that's failure.
I'm working a full time job and paying for the magazine with my savings - nuts, right? Certainly not sustainable.
But I've just got this feeling we're doing something important. That getting more stories of adventurous women out there, we're changing the world - one person at a time.
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
ALL OUR DREAMS CAN COME TRUE, IF WE HAVE THE COURAGE TO PURSUE THEM.
- Walt Disney
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