Welcome. I don’t use this much blog anymore, but there is still some good content here from back in the day, and I still travel a lot. Now though I just share on my Facebook and Youtube channels and then share that content here.

Building my Blackhawk Paramotor

So the other day I took the beast out of the box and did my best to assemble a paramotor for the first time, more or less direction free (partly because I don’t like asking for directions, and partly because there is no manual for

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Training is over, now I’m really scared…

Below is a video of the last two days of training, which also happen to be the second and third day, which means I only had 3 days of training! And now I am solely responsible for a little airplane thingy which straps to my

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When you can’t fly, you…

Despite the fact that we had traveled around 5000 miles to Valley Springs, California to learn how to fly a paramotor, and despite the fact that the area was experiencing a severe drought and hadn’t seen rain for quite some time, after our first day

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Training and first Paramotor flight video

As promised, here it is, video proof that I actually got in the air with nothing but a paramotor on my back, a wing above my head, and an extra layer of underpants! [vimeo 86800702 w=800 h=450] The training ended up being around 3 days

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I can fly! New heights of travel adventures await

I am shortly going to be putting together a video of my time at the Blackhawk Ranch in Valley Springs, California, but until then I wanted to share with you the amazing thing which has just happened, my incredible foray into the heavens. Goin’ Up!

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Just a few more days

So we were walking to Ah Cacao this morning to get the obligatory ‘start the day coffee’, and Sarah says something about when we leave on Monday. I was like, “Monday? What’s today?” And she was like “Friday.” And I was like “Holy shit…” It

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No Longer a Dream, I AM going to fly!

You may very well have seen my last post about wanting to follow a long-held dream and take to the skies like a bird (albeit a bird with one giant parachutey type wing and a motor on its back). Well after that post I started

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What would eighty year old you do?

I had a thought this morning. I was in that state where your eyes are opening and closing every few minutes, where you know the day has started but you are not quite ready to join it, and my mind had started ticking over and

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Perfect weather for new tires

You may have heard, but if not let me be the first to tell you, it is raining a lot in Playa del Carmen at the moment. I don’t mean like a day hither and thither, I mean like it is raining (or at the

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How the hell is 2014 going to compete?

Last night as the clock struck twelve and Sarah and I wished each other a Happy New Year, I was struck by a rather odd thought. Odd only because it is one I have never had before. “How the hell is 2014 going to compete

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EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS!!!

You may have gathered by the title what this little post is about, if you haven’t let me enlighten you, it is mostly about my EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS over the last week. In my last post I mentioned that I was now on a diet

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Lots of broken stuff

I haven’t written a post for awhile because I have been fixing lots of broken stuff, some of it biological and some of it technological. THE BODY After about two weeks of waiting for the hospital in Cancun to send my results through to Playa

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Getting fit sucks a fat one

For those of you who were reading when we first got to Playa del Carmen, you may remember a plan I had, it was called Fat to fit and back then, almost a year ago, I had the intention of going to the gym, dieting

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Sometimes you need a break

Sometimes you just need a break, it doesn’t really matter what it is you need a break from, it doesn’t really matter how good or bad the thing is you are taking a break from either. Sometimes you just need to stop doing it. The

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I am a video game addict

Many may not know this, but I am a video game addict. The only thing is I am not a video game addict of the usual kind. I very seldom actually play video games but I read up and watch videos of them and about

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The MRI in Cancun, which I don’t like.

Yesterday I went for an MRI on my neck. It has been a long time coming, but I hate to spend money, and so I have been putting off what I knew would be a costly procedure for as long as possible. Unfortunately the day

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Back up, Back up, Back up… And Windows 8

I have spent the last four days trying to find all the files on my computer that I thought I just could not do without. Alas, even though I have a fair bit of technology wizardry up my sleeve everything that lived on my desktop

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