It's my absolute pleasure to finally unveil: 'PaddleCrawl: Bristol to London' - a short adventure film about last summers expedition which saw us travel from Bristol to London on stand up paddle boards:
We would like to thank the following companies, without whom this expedition may never have happened:
Wild Inspiration Boxes
Surrey Outdoor Learning & Development
The Primal Pantry
Bounce Energy Balls
Rotary GB & Ireland
Pro Motion Hire
And, the following individuals:
Lucien Alberto De Vivo
We did this to raise funds and awareness for:
Youth Adventure Trust
Wild Night Out
And, finally the teammates, a bunch of awesome folks:
Marcus Samperi (Me)
In this fast-paced world too much emphasis is placed on getting to a destination without delay. But isn't it these delays that make a journey memorable? Isn't it these delays that make you actually stop, have a look around and notice things that you never realised were there? What if you could take that same journey but instead of focusing on the destination you immersed yourself in the journey itself? Take the journey from Bristol to London: 1hr 40mins by train, a regular commute by many. What if you decided to take that journey again but this time it would take you 9-days and instead of using a diesel powered locomotive, you used your own body power: how different would that journey be? How would taking life in the slow lane affect you physically, mentally and philosophically? How would the slower pace of life affect your outlook, your opinion of the country that you live and how you interact with people around you?
We did just this very thing. A team of 4 of us took to the waterways on inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards and did this very journey! We were shocked by what we found. If you're interested in finding out what happened on this journey then we are giving our first ever talk at the Explorers Connect social this coming Thursday (9th February) at the Prince of Wales in Covent Gardens - tickets are available below. We will also be unveiling our documentary short that was filmed along the way. For a sneak peak check out the teaser below:
Come join us for a night of chatter and find out what it was really like to ditch the machine and regain control of our journey!
Join the SUP revolution!