ADVENTURES BREWED & BREWING
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AMRR SOUTH EAST ASIA
Out of college, university wasn't an option.
I worked on a building site by day and a bar by night to earn funds, before departing just after New Year 201.
Naive and thirsty.
Two months in Thailand & Cambodia.
AMRR AUSTRALIA HITCHHIKING/SKATEBOARDING
Straight from South East Asia to a 24 hour stay in Kuala Lumpur Airport, before flying to Perth to visit family.
This was followed by a week in Adelaide with a friend.
I then hitchhiked to Melbourne, bought a tent, was gifted a skateboard then hit the road for two months. I would walk uphill, then skate downhill to Canberra, before onto Sydney. I met all manor of outback Aussie characters and friends for life.
AMRR NORTH EAST USA WINDSURFING
Two weeks of rest after Australia before I flew to New York, then Boston. Transported to Maine with Camp America, where I worked at Camp Winnebago as a windsurf instructor for 2 months.
I then headed south to Boston, New York, Philadelphia, then inland around Pennsylvania visiting a local festival and meeting folk that had "never met an Englishman before".
I spent my last $20 spent on an ear piercing, before realising I had to pay for a train to the airport.
AMRR AUSTRALIA LANDCRUISING
After 2014 summer contract of building bars at Glastonbury Festival, I flew back to Perth to work deep in the WA outback for 3 months erecting fences for cattle stations and mine sites.
I purchased a white van which was stolen. I then purchased a 1984 Toyota Land Cruiser (pictured), named The Toy.
We drove to Albany, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns with different passengers for each stretch, where I was skint, having spent all my money on the way there.
I picked up work as a Banana Humper, living in a campsite with other farm workers.
AMRR SPAIN, FRANCE, SPAIN, PORTUGAL & SPAIN
Packing in what I thought was my reality corporate sales job, I toured on my Honda Shadow VTwin 750 motorcycle named The Shadow with a strange companion and a tent.
AMRR SCOTLAND ISLES BY BICYCLES
After a straight through train from Bristol to Glasgow we cycled west and hit the islands for a 5-week tour.
Arran, Islay, Jura, Mull, Iona and the Outer Hebrides.
See pictured the butt of Jim at the Butt of Lewis, the north tip of the Outer Hebrides.
AMRR CYCLING TO ATHENS
October 2021 – April 2022
Spain, Sardinia, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, (a weekend driving in Bosnia), Greece.
A few ferries, a couple of Workaways (living and working with families) and A LOT of beach camping and swimming.