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  • Is the kettle waterproof? - One Wild Ride
    but equally as I m the internal optimist a reminder to enjoy the good days when they come Remember that feeling of the sun on my face That feeling of being free And hell or high water freedom will come soon enough In about 32 odd days it will all be very real As some have suggested the pressure will be on I m not sure though Of the pressure that is not the trip I remember the day I got married All the preparation all the shuffling People giving you that strange wiggle as they come toward you oogling Ohhhhh you look nervous I wasn t I was miles away from nervous What did I need to be nervous about I d met the right person and now we were just going to kinda rubber stamp it Have some fun Celebrate the day A few years on and my wife may concede that there has been 3 of us in this marriage for about a year now One Wild Ride has like any child consumed most of the waking hours we call our own after work It s consumed the hours of many others within the One Wild Ride family too themselves surrogate babysitters and godparents On May 14 weather permitting it will be time for One Wild Ride to take it s first steps The ones every parent wants to be there for And in that moment the memories of watching it grow crawl stumble wobble and now stand No sense of pressure just that same sense I felt on the church steps That feeling that I ve made the right choices set the right course and followed my heart to where it belongs Even if there are no heated seats But a waterproof kettle Hmm Share this

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  • What's my name again? - One Wild Ride
    why I m still amazed and humbled with the direct support team ChildVision friends family and even perfect strangers who have jumped right in and got their hands dirty in the last few weeks We are making great progress and the bottom line is I wouldn t get to the dock never mind off it without the help that s been flooding in If you re reading this thinking what the hell can I come out to play too then the answer is yes We re still on the lookout for a few volunteers to help crew our support boat and vehicles Maybe you have a week to spare Let us know info onewildride ie On the donation side of things we re making gradual progress Most people in fairness want to see me suffer a bit first but it s uplifting to still see donations and fundraising ideas for ChildVision coming through often from people with no personal connection to us People who just believe in and support what we re doing If you didn t already check out what Olga and Marcus are planning on our way past Clifden in Co Galway They are not alone People have offered to cycle cakes bake bikes oh hang on man brain fail Try again People have offered to bake cakes cycle bikes all directions and more besides And the offers of support are not just from Ireland we ve had offers of fundraising support from the UK and as far away as Cambodia Yes Cambodia Amazing It s an important contribution too I knew one hundred thousand euro was an aspirational fundraising target but perhaps with different groups and people coming forward running their own mini events we can navigate our way ever closer toward a substantial target Maybe have a think about organising something wherever you are On the sponsorship front it s also been a great few weeks I would honestly be poor and destitute without the product support and help we ve had from so many great businesses We have some more exciting announcements hopefully next week but in the meantime please support those who have supported us to date by visiting our sponsor page and or availing of their services The website and social channels have gained some really nice traction too A rather unexpected direct front page post on Sailing Anarchy was a nice bonus and there was another nice write up on Clontarf Yacht Boat Club s page If you haven t connected with us maybe like share or join the updates via Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube A copy of the One Wild Ride Blog is also available in case you miss one And yes if you re anti social media the good old fashioned One Wild Ride website will do the job for you too Perhaps the only frustration in the last few weeks has been the weather over the weekends in particular Hasn t been great sailing weather for anything long distance

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  • Putting it in PERSPECTIVE - One Wild Ride
    us single handed sailing all the way For the record that doesn t mean I m a complete mad man I will be using both hands it just means there s no one else to help me do the work or you in your metaphorical boat The route presents its own challenges too Ireland may be known for its spectacular Irish coastline but that jagged stretch of untamed beauty makes for a cruel and cold host when the weather turns nasty As the saying goes it d be a lovely little country if we could only roof it its not going to be a case of if its going to be a case of when and how often there s bad weather Hiding from the elements or the sea itself will be a touch difficult too my bathtub for a boat has no cabin so no protection Imagine having someone hurl buckets of cold water at you all day every day for 40 odd days and you re close Of course I could just turn on my engine and go hide if it all got too much right Eh no One Wild Ride is fundamentally a sailing challenge so when the going gets tough there ll be no engine to rely on just the wind to power the boat all the way to the finish through the quiet days with hardly a breath the wild crazy days where the sea boils about you and everywhere else in between And then there s the toll on the body Day after day sailing 8 10 hours a day The mental and physical balancing act of muscles giving up when the brain hasn t Assuming all that goes to plan then it s just about staying upright avoiding breakages personal injury evading fatigue

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  • Donate - One Wild Ride
    more about ChildVision visit their site http www childvision ie Share this Share Tweet Email div uk panel data uk grid margin div uk panel data uk grid margin Don t forget to visit us on social media Design Development by Conor Macken Dominic Sherlock 2016 One Wild Ride All rights reserved Send to Email Address Your Name Your Email Address Cancel Post was not sent check your email addresses

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  • The Challenge - One Wild Ride
    Derry the rugged coastline of the North of Ireland with limited sea access points the long sandy beaches of the East Coast the expansive breath taking scenery of the Irish coast and world renowned landmarks islands inlets and wildlife are a fitting backdrop to this challenge Indeed Ireland s renowned hospitality makes it an attractive and inspiring setting for this adventure Taking the trip on in such a small single handed sailing dinghy gives the trip an added edge and makes it a significant physical and mental challenge The challenge will take place under the banner of One Wild Ride and will raise funds for ChildVision the only place in Ireland totally dedicated to the education and therapy needs of blind and multi disabled children In addition to charitable fundraising the challenge is intended to showcase sailing as a sport our coastline heritage and in the spirit of adventure encourage others to challenge themselves and find their extraordinary Personal achievement and record setting aside our aim is to complete a safe circumnavigation of Ireland and in doing so deliver on our fundraising target and goals on behalf of our chosen charity sponsors and challenge partners Share this Share Tweet Email

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  • Preparation and Planning Archives - Page 3 of 3 - One Wild Ride
    elements sway and pitch in the wind shine brightly on the good days stand strong on the darker ones glow with luminosity and yet sit humbly in their own presence It s an initiation ceremony of sorts difficult and challenging at the time life changing and redemptive when the road clears and it s time to head out into the world for real Share this Share Tweet Email Continue Reading No Comments Putting it in PERSPECTIVE Written by Gary Ted Sargent on January 25 2016 Sailing around Ireland in summer might sound like a great way to get a bit of sun on your face and I think it s fair to say there ll be smiles sun and fun along the way That considered the One Wild Ride experience is certainly not going to be a holiday 1500km around this little country of ours is no small distance In fact it s like jumping into a boat and sailing it from Dublin to Lisbon Portugal Sobering Then there s the minor detail that the boat we just metaphorically jumped into is little more than twice the size of your average household bath Hmmm not much room for lounging about

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  • I have seen true blindness in eyes that shine with light - One Wild Ride
    to just be It was then Ruth arrived I can only speak for myself but I propose that you too would have sat in that reception and perhaps had many of the same thoughts there s no guilt in trying to step into someone else s shoes That said what I ve since realized is that the eyes through which we view experiences like that the way we pigeonhole another s world another s capabilities or lack of them as they relate to ours is our own undoing In the weeks and months since I ve learnt a great deal Guided by ChildVision s expertise and support thousands of children with sight loss and other profound disabilities learn to bravely overcome their obstacles and reach their full potential I ve had the undeniable privilege to be among babies children teenagers and young adults who are defined not by what they lack not by what we think is missing These exceptional children know nothing of that world the world most of society builds for them they literally experience the world before them as it is and like each and every one of us they choose life Defined by their proficiencies their bravery their fortitude their generosity of spirit and their sense of self And when you re with them it s there in plain daylight for all to see Reflecting on my experiences I remembered a simple line of text I scribed in very different surroundings many many moons ago Wildside Backpackers was located near the town of Knysna on South Africa s garden route and it was the stuff of dreams The front door faced onto 16 kilometers of open beach down along the Goukamma Nature Reserve the back to Buffel s Bay beach Wildside was a backpackers that was literally perched amongst the rocks on either side It was a special place The type that would take your breath away A place where you felt the kinetic energy from the moment you arrived where a 1 2 day stay would often becomes weeks if not occasionally months By day nature wrapped around us the irrepressible sound of waves on rock and natures daily HD display of dolphin whale and wildlife sightings You literally had to have your eyes closed to miss it On one particular night we set off on a rockpool safari Torches in hand I guided 10 backpackers or so around the adjacent rocky landscape at low tide Eyes focused on our small beams nature revealed it s simple beauty the crawl of sea anemones small fish crustaceans and even octopus in our slivers of battery light An hour passed it was time to return to the campfire reflect on all the creatures great and small As I collected the torches up three of the party looking a little bemused left with the parting shot Well that was a waste of time It irked me such that my diary entry that night reflected it I have seen

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  • The Giggly Threshold - One Wild Ride
    hands of hers started dry needling my neglected limbs not long after horses have leapt less Karen equal apologies to you for the whinging All that shenanigans aside it s also been a good week I finally let the proverbial cat out of the bag and the covers came off the One Wild Ride website social media channels and plans It might seem trivial but it was important to release it all into the wild at a point where I felt it could fend for itself Sailing a small boat around the country may be an endearing idea but also the kind of notion that some people might expect me to have had after a few pints in the local on a Friday evening The reality has been very different While there have been the days I ve baulked at the distance or pondered the physicality of this challenge the team and I have been honest with ourselves and given due time to consider the things that will genuinely matter The information on the website should speak for itself in that regard All things considered the one defining experience this week again revolves around the growing support and energy everyone has shown toward the One Wild Ride idea There are many of you out there and for your feedback kind words and commitment to the cause thank you It makes a big difference to know you re right behind us Now enough reading and writing for all of us it s Friday evening and I m researching the nutritional value of a well deserved glass of vino Just the one mind there s a job to do in May Share this Share Tweet Email Trackback from your site Comments 3 Len Davies February 12 2016 at 19 07 Wishing you

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