Wednesday, 19 February 2014

My list in more detail


For the next few weeks I'm going to look through My List and give short explanations as to why I want to do them. This week it's riding a camel and paddling in the North Sea.

Ride a camel


The last time I went to Dubai I had the opportunity to ride a camel in the desert, but I turned the chance down. Instead I watched my dad ride one and took photos of the scenery, it's a decision I want to reverse when I go to Dubai later this year. 

When Nat and I are in Dubai we're planning on going on a desert safari, I loved the one I went on last time and would really like to do another. The evening safari ends with a camel ride and then a barbecue and shisha, I'm really looking forward to it. It's Nat's first time in Dubai so I'm excited to see what she thinks of Dubai and camels. I'm planning a post about Dubai soon, keep an eye out.

Paddle in the North Sea


Paddling in the North Sea has been on my list for about eight years, ever since I almost moved to Scotland. In 2006 I was accepted onto a business masters degree course in Scotland and was days away from booking my accommodation when I realised that a) Scotland is quite far away when you don't really know anyone and b) it was all too expensive. My dream of paddling in the North Sea was put on hold and has been on hold ever since. 

I'm still not 100% sure why the North Sea holds such an appeal to me, maybe it's because I know how cold it'll be, maybe it's part of my love of Scotland and wanting to go as far north as I can in the UK. I'm not sure I'll get to do it this year, as yet I have no plans to go to Scotland but that can always change.

Do you have a to do list? If you do, leave me a link in the comments so I can have a look.

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  1. Growing up in East Yorkshire the North Sea was on my doorstep - I do prefer the Scottish/Northumbria stretch of the sea however - it was always horridly murky and cold in my parts, saying that Filey & Robin Hoods Bay both have some awesome rock pools and heading down Spurn Point near Hull is always so bleak (but in a nice, beautiful kind of way - most of the time).

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    1. I've heard good things about Robin Hoods Bay, it looks like a nice place to visit.

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  2. Good luck with the north sea paddle, I can't even get up to my knees in the balmy English Channel waters without freezing! x
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    1. I should have probably said that by paddle I mean up to my calves, I doubt I'll get to knee height! x

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  3. I can't wait until our Dubai trip! Haven't ridden a camel since I was young!

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    1. After watching that video this afternoon, I'm even more excited :D x

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