>You will never sail the seven seas in search of gold, tea and tobacco
Where can one find "adventure" in 2015 aside from Treeplanting
this is a huge feel for me. There no place to go to that's a true "adventure"
tfw my ancestors protected Europe from the Muslim invasion so your ancestors can circumnavigate half the world.
tfw my ancestors took over England in the eleventh century and introduced all this stupid fucking spelling that we have while we were trying to be Gaulic-French, and later went on to imperialize almost the entire world.
Adventure now usually comes down to doing the most dangerous and reckless shit just for the sake of it. Like those russian/ukrainian people who freeclimb buildings and shit. Crossing cape horn on winter on a tiny sailboat. Alaskan wilderness while naked. etc etc.
Gotta either go back hundreds of years or go forward hundreds of years for true adventure
No doubt what a bunch of whiney bitches up in this thread
Adventure doesn't mean being first or doing stupid, reckless shit. A gram of brain matter and imagination would solve this non-existent lack of adventure.
imagine a world where france and britain would have been buddies instead of getting in each other's way for centuries ...
underrated post, it's the same feeling when someone have watching other ppl pictures from distant travels and have feels, yea it's nice to go see something that You don't see each day but #bitchgetreal, these are only moments, You can have good times and "trips" in Your very close area
Adventure is fucking everywhere around us, if you do some simple math you'll find that
>People divided by square miles of earth
Leaves us with about 35 people per square mile (7bil divided by 200mil) of earth. Seems like alot right? But then......
>3% of earth's landmass is urban areas
>53% of earth's population lives in urban areas
So for the sake of easy numbers, we'll say 5% of earth is cities, and 50% of our population lives in cities. So we're left with
>3.5 billion people in 190,000,000 square miles
Or about 18 people per square mile, then consider that only counts "Urban" areas as concentrations of humans, excluding towns and villages etc etc. Realistically speaking, there is a fuck ton of adventure to be had....... anyone who thinks otherwise just hasn't opened their eyes.
To be fair, most "adventurers" were massive egotists who felt the need to tell the entire world about what they did, usually through literature or physical artifacts.
Why else do you think people would trek across Antarctica? Because they like ice and cold? No, it's because they want to do something that will make them unique and "important."
>Where can one find "adventure" in 2015
Do an adventure sport. Mountain Biking, Climbing, Whitewater Kayaking, Parasailing, Kite Boarding, Snowboarding/Skiing
All of these things are fun, enable you meet a bunch of cool people, and take you to places you'd never thought you would go before. Half of having an adventure is seeking out new experiences, which what all these sports are about.
>To be fair, most "adventurers" were massive egotists
True, but they knew they were living in special era. They knew their names would be known for centuries to come if they were to succeed. They did it for the same reason people climb mountains, and, for immortality.
>something that will make them unique and "important."
Tbh most hipsters and applefags don't cross the Antarctic, correct me if I'm wrong. They're fucked every time they face the reality.
You make a good point I guess. As with many things, people are in love with the idea, not the execution. This is probably a side effect of the boredom and instant gratification culture that comes with middle-class western life.
I guess the only solution is to humble yourself and complete something from start to finish. Once you gain experience, you can enjoy "adventure" solely for the purpose of having new and exciting experiences.
Sometimes it was simply their job to do.
Look at Alexander Mackenzie.
The first transcontinental exploration overland over a decade before Lewis and Clark (take note Amerifags).
He ended up publishing journals of his explorations which were very commercially successful, but was that his main motivation going into it? No; it was his job as an employee of the North West Company.
It just so happened his job was awesome.
Just a thought...... but you make it sound like his employment was kinda just a necessity to his life that was randomly dropped in his lap. He probably sook out a job like that with the knowledge that he'd be doing things like that.....
However, I have no actual clue so who the fuck am I to say? Just a counter point.
The fur trade was incredibly lucrative and coming from a privileged Scottish family, it was probably a damn good idea.
I have my doubts he knew where it would take him right away, but you're right that it's an adventurous line of work in general.
One could say that fur trade exploration is somewhat like modern day mining and oil and gas exploration.
OP, are you that dense you can't see any opportunities today for an adventurous career and/or lifestyle? You sir, are a massive faggot.
There's still plenty of fun and adventure to be had on the high seas, it's just that you have to do it on your own coin now, get a boat and learn to sail, work your way up to open seas sailing and then you can sail from country to country.
Get yourself some shitty street legal dirt bike or gs 500.
Youll learn to work on it.
You'll have hours in your mind, youll have the most serene rolling corners, ypull never lose that wuuh windswept feeling when you step off and pull off your helmet.
Buy a moto, fuck hanging out with anyone and just ride.
Hey op, buy/ build a boat
Learn to sail it
Do exactly what you described.
Adventure happened wherever you want it to, its a mindset not a task. Go and look for fucking treasure, diamonds off the coast of africa, opals in central australia, jade in china, gold dust off the coast of alaska, its there, you just need to be ballsy enough to go and get it. What you mention is just trade goods, and trade goods are just things that you can get, that other people want. Buy it cheap in one place, sail across the ocean and sell it expensive somewhere else.
Implying you can just cruz to any country whenever you want in modern times. There's Navy, Coast Guards, international law; it's not like a few hundred years ago when you could just go to random uncontrolled parts of the world and fuck around.
did this myself a few years back. totally gutted the rotten interior, redid the electrical and plumbing systems, installed a sink and stove. it was fun for a while but my engine kept failing me and there was very little wind in my location. good luck!
Papua, Congo, amazon, Antarctica, any deserted island (there still is quite a few of them), space, a lot of mountain ranges, the bottom of the ocean. But obviously the most important part of adventure is having a goal so your best bet at having an adventure is to get involved in the life sciences and go out in search of exotic new species of plants and animals and doing research.
not many people know but the amrrican coast guard and navy are legalized pirates. they can board any american vessel or non-flagged ship and search anyone and everything on board *anywhere in the world*. the 4th amendment dosnt apply to anyone on a ship, even if its 1 foot from american land. if you dont consent, they put you in prison. fuck those faggots.
To a large degree you can. In maritime law there is the concept of 'innocent passage' meaning that you can take your boat just about anywhere as long as you're not doing it for commercial purposes like fishing. If you want to dock you generally only need a passport and even then it's not often checked
Thanks! This one sunk at its mooring because of neglect(head fitting), looks like the previous owner bailed on it for a while beforehand. Interior, electrics, plumbing and a possible rerig all have to be done but she's seaworthy and was $500
not quite the same but....
9 years as a Marine Engineer , much fun was had circumnavigating the globe a few times, discharging cargo ( Chemy tanker) in all sorts of random ( and often sketchy as fuck) places. many evenings spent pissed up watching the sunset leading to best horizon to horizon no light pollution stargazing ever ( UMS master race 4tw!) or creating random shit in the workshops, or obscene Xbox marathon play troughs of GTA & Elderscrolls epic trolling fishing, and over the side at jettys if allowed. genuinely have sailed through pirate infested waters and have had to have 'contractors' onboard along with like a week long radio silence ( which was a cunt coz it meant having to run around to the phone system) sailed through hurricane chantal in 2001 on my 1st trip, when I was a total shit for brains cadet and seeing a grreen flash a fortnight later..., I was baptised by Neptune gong over the damn IDL - fuck I've got more tales of funny daft shite than I can remember
all fucked up when I slipped 2 discs onboard.
now back in North Wales, land bound, and have to walk with a stick and 'retired' by 32.
If you get the chance to sail away into the big blue, fucking take it bros, best thing I ever did I miss it something fierce
Owners don't want to pay mooring anymore, tried selling it, didn't work, will give it away just to not pay for mooring/maintenance
It's pretty common. If you hang around a harbor in a big city for a while and get to know the people in there chances are you'll find one.
Does anyone know of any of those programs where they put you on a boat going across the atlantic or around the caribbean while teaching you and a couple others how to sail it for yourself for a few months?
The only one I found was like 15,000 dollars, but it looked fun as fuck.
You can get a sea-worthy small boat for 15,000 and learn to sail it yourself.
Check out Red Dot on the Ocean. Its a documentary about a guy who singlehandedly sailed the entire American Continent without stopping once. Of course, he has thousands of hours of sailing behind him, but you know how he started? One day he said "fuck it, ima be a sailor" without even having been on a boat before in his life. He bought a sailboat and sailed it in the Carribean by himself, learning everything as he goes.
Literally no excuse, especially if youre willing to spend 15k for a shitty intro course filled with quarter and mid-life crises people.