Expedition’s, like micro-adventures are about passion, enthusiasm and a drive to be outdoors. They usually require significantly more planning than a short adventure, as you will be away from home for extended periods of time.
In the pipeline and expedition idea’s:
1) In March 2014 I plan on cycling the Spine of the Dragon: a +- 4000km mountain bike ride from Beit Bridge to Cape Town in aid of PETS ( Pet empowerment in Township). Making this route even more challenging: I will be towing custom built trailer to accommodate a dog box to take my two Jack Russel’s along. Read more about this epic charity expedition: Barking Mad.
2) Sail as small craft from Cape Town to Durban. My Uncle, Bruce Davis, has designed and developed a Kat Kayak that you can paddle, sail or motor with a small outboard. I hope to sail from Cape Town to Durban in his small craft while camping on the beach each night. The main obstacles are launching and recovering the kayak through crashing surf. Also, I have never really sailed, so lack of experience could be a real concern. But what would adventure be without a bit of risk thrown into the mix.