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September 2013

Working through the 'bucket list'

40 things at 40 - 5 continents, 16 countries and a whole heap of fun!

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So with less than a month to go before I turn 40 I have been perusing the photo albums and reflecting on things I have done whilst I have been on this wonderful earth…..turns out I have done some pretty cool stuff!
I thought I would share my ‘Top 40’ things I have seen or done during some of my travels around the world.
Here they are, in photographic form – in no particular order. I wonder what the next 40 years will bring!?

Gliding
Booker Gliding Club, Buckinghamshire, UK
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Helicopter flight
Niagara Falls, USA/Canada
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Microliting
North Shore Oahu Hawaii, USA
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Sky diving
Headcorn, Kent, UK and Cairns, Australia
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Aerobatic flight in a tiger moth
Experienced a barrel roll, loop the loop & dive – Coomera, Brisbane, Australia
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Hot air ballooning
Albuquerque, New Mexico USA & Africa Serengeti, Tanzania – complete with champagne & full cooked breakfast upon landing
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3 day hill tribe trek
Chang Mai, Thailand – elephant ride & bamboo rafting
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Lion walk
Antelope Park Zimbabwe
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Giraffe Kissing
Nairobi giraffe centre, Kenya
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Swimming with dolphins
Wild dolphins at Dolphin Cove, Key Largo. Trained dolphins at Discovery cove, Orlando Florida, USA
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Diving with sharks
Whale shark Thailand, Lemon shark Fiji
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Active volcano
Tanna, Vanuatu
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Searching for Wild orangutans
Bukit Lawang, Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia
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Temples at Angkor Wat
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Hiking the Havasu Canyon Trail Grand Canyon
Arrived by helicopter! Arizona, USA
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Blue Lagoon
Soaking in the geo thermal waters. Reykjavik, Iceland
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Glacier Climbing
Fox glacier, South Island, New Zealand
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Victoria Falls
Microliting. Zambia/Zimbabwe
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Whale and dolphin watching
Hauraki Gulf Auckland New Zealand
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The Pyramids of Giza
Egypt
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Flying Upper Class to start a new life in New Zealand - air miles upgrade from economy to Upper Class all the way from London Heathrow to Sydney, Australia. How I would love to fly like that every time!
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Canyon Swinging
60m freefall, 150kph, 200m arc Queenstown, New Zealand
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Koala Cuddling
Forest Glen Sanctuary, Queensland, Australia
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Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
Sydney, Australia
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Sleeping in a swag bag with a million stars
Kings Canyon, Australia
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Surfing at Surfers Paradise
Australia
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Scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef
Australia
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Uluru
Sunset, Sunrise, Harley ride around and helicopter over. Australia
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Hollywood walk of fame
California, USA
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Getting married in Graceland Chapel with Elvis
Vegas, Nevada, USA
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Shooting guns in Vegas
Nevada, USA
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Riding the rickety roller coaster at New York New York hotel
Vegas, Nevada, USA
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Cadillac Ranch
Amarillo, Texas, USA
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Ring making at Nova
Chang Mai, Thailand
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Yellowstone Park
Old faithful geyser, hot springs, mudpots and waterfalls. Wyoming, USA
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Exploring the landmarks of NYC by helicopter
New York, USA
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Iconic Mt Rushmore & Crazy Horse
South Dakota, USA
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Table Mountain Cape Town
Cable car up, hike down, helicopter around. South Africa
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Ha Long Bay cruise
Vietnam
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Sunrise at Bromo Region Volcano Crater
Java, Indonesia
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