“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” –Mark Jenkins

Monday, 4 May 2009

We're Off!

Have had a fantastic weekend with you all and can’t believe it will be a year until most of us meet again. But thank you all so much for coming and giving us the best send off ever (and the best hangover for a while too!).
I have no idea how to explain ‘Beanman’ to the wider audience, but I can say he will be sorely missed over the coming year and I am already looking forward to next May bank holidays appearance.
It’s still raining here at the campsite in Sheffield Park, so we think we are going to have a little afternoon nap before our final meal on UK soil (if all goes to plan!). So it’s Au Revoir, adios, and goodbye. Take care and we will see you all soon. xx


  1. Your both missed already. Hope your trip across the water was ok and the rain didn't follow you over there. Love Tracey, Flee and Kidsxxx

  2. pleased you had a great send off but sorry to here you suffered a little , the rest of us suffered a lot ,so be greatful for small mercies! best wishes on your continuing journey, good luck, and dont forget that although we are missing you already the year will soon out for the french beans, they are a rough bunch, (heard about them through Beanman) love from all of the munn

  3. Hangover? What's that then? I am still drunk!
    MSN is very quiet without you jhedger!
    Drink some vino for me
    S & R xxx