Every day is an adventure – 40/365

PomWe met this mad Englishman on our final morning at Uluru.  He epitomised everything I’ve been posting about  in my Every Day is an adventure series.

Why, I hear you ask?

Well – he hopped out of his car at sunrise with thongs (flip flops) on his feet, board shorts on, a towel wrapped around his shoulders and a cloth cap on his head…and he had a can of 4x beer in his hand! Remember that it was only 7.30am!

It was a cold morning and he was obviously feeling a bit chilled, as the towel wrapped around his shoulders indicates. We passed morning pleasantries as you do in these places and he promptly explained that he has had a plan to drink a can of beer, at sunrise, at Uluru for quite a while. He could now tick it off his bucket list!

On top of that he had just driven across the Nullabor (not a walk in the park by any stretch of the imagination!) along with his wife and had car troubles along the way requiring him to hitch a lift on a road train (long massive trucks). He thought it was all a great adventure…as I’m sure it was!

I asked his permission to take a photo as I was determined to feature him in my Every Day is an adventure posts…and here he is!!

We chatted while the sun rose, with Uluru coming alive in the daylight, and then we went our separate ways with a cheery wave out the window.

What an amazing character and what an awesome adventure 🙂

Every day is an adventure is a new project for me, where I will post a photo every day for 365 days (not necessarily taken that day) – sometimes with words, sometimes without.  I believe that everyday should be an adventure!

The photo might be mundane, might be exciting, might be obscure, or it might be just a different take on something relevant to that day!!  I use my iPhone for my photos and edit them sparingly. You can click here for all my Every day photo project photos in one place.

I’d love to hear from you.


Deb 🙂

  One thought on “Every day is an adventure – 40/365

  1. July 17, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    What an interesting man!

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    • July 18, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      It was a really great way to end our trip too Barbara, with a spring in our step from meeting him.


  2. July 18, 2015 at 5:04 am

    At least he kept the side up for us, Deb! 😀
    You do tend to meet some interesting people when you’re away!

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    • July 18, 2015 at 4:04 pm

      That’s very true Tom, he kept us thinking of all the interesting people who are out there travelling the world. Everyone you meet has a story to tell!


  3. July 18, 2015 at 9:39 am


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  4. July 18, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    I love this story! He overcame the odds and got to fulfil his dream. And he got to star on your blog and have it recorded for all of us to read and delight in.

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    • July 18, 2015 at 10:11 pm

      That’s a great way of looking at it – thanks so much for putting it very nicely for me!!

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  5. July 6, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Ha ha, sounds like a typical Englishman…beer in hand at 7:30am 😀

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  6. July 6, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Quirky people make the world such a fun place to be. 🙂

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  7. July 6, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Nothing as satisfying as being able to check something off your bucket list!

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    • July 6, 2017 at 10:48 pm

      That’s very true! And what a great one to tick off.


  8. July 7, 2017 at 3:07 am

    Love meeting those people that are unafraid and unashamed to live life on their own terms. I suspect that others often see ME as this person, so when I get to meet someone that I think might be living “outside the box,” you can be fairly sure they are out there 😉

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