All I can say is WOW! This year has been filled with lots of changes and growth for us here at Adventure High! With bringing our new business (Compass Rose Heritage Inn) completely on-line, working with Outward Bound, etc., I realize how none of this would have been possible without all of you. So, a big thank you to all of you that helped make this year so successful.
In August my friend, Luke Saffigna came to visit. Luke and I became good friends in Antarctica, where he works as a geologist/glaciologist. He was fortunate to have the year off and decided to travel around the world (lucky guy) and made Grand Manan one of his places to visit. He spent the week on the island with us and even helped out at the Compass Rose – he makes an incredible host and dishwasher. He is now back in Melbourne, Australia, so I guess it’s up to me to visit him there. Hopefully you'll see me soon and thank you for the T-shirt, it went well with the outfit! (check it out with the pink hair)
This year the usuals will be working, along with myself, Linda, Ryan, Mike, Carly, Beth, Michelle, Elliot, Wanda, Jacqueline and more to come - just not sure who you are yet...
So what has everyone been up to? Well, I'll try to update you as best I can.
25 years WOW! A realization of how none of this would have been possible today without all of you. You've all become part of my/our "Adventure High Family" and not just a guide that spent time here. Each of you is special to us and will always be a part of any success that we have now and in the future.
This year the usuals will be working again - myself, Linda, Ryan, Carly, Susan and Elliot. So what has everyone been up to? Well, I'll try to update you as best I can.
This past summer I was surprised by a visit from a dear friend, who I hadn’t seen in over 20 years. David Gray, his wife Ellen and two boys came to the island on a tour of the East coast. It was great to have them visit and spend an evening catching up. My first year getting the company set up, Dave spent the summer helping me out, so we had lots to talk about. His two sons, along with my son are about the same age, so they got to meet and hang out. Both of our boys also have the same name, which is pretty cool.
Once again, I had the opportunity to spend part of the winter in Antarctica, kayaking in one of the most beautiful spots on earth. I’ve had the privilege of meeting so many great people, all with unique stories and backgrounds. After spending the last 10 years travelling to the polar regions (Arctic & Antarctica) you would think it would start to get “old”, but it never does. There is always the awe of being in a place that so few people ever get to visit. I am very fortunate to have this opportunity in my life. Dream team lives on!
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And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair- Kahil Gibran