It’s another wet and windy Monday morning and once again I’m in front of a computer screen rather than out exploring the world. To get me through autumn and winter I’m bringing back #WIRBMonday to showcase the long list of where I and some of my favourite travel and adventure people would rather me this Monday morning.
I’m going to kick it off with this:
Where Would I Rather Be This Monday Morning?
Jelly Fish Lake in Palau.
What do you mean why? Can you not see the photo? It’s incredible! It ticks the basics of my favourite things. It’s far away, it’s difficult to get to and it’s amazing.
Now swimming with jellyfish isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but luckily these jellyfish have evolved over millions of years of near isolation to have a sting almost undetectable by human skin so we’re safe.
Getting there would be incredible and waking up there this Monday morning would be bliss. That’s where I’d like to be today.
Where would you rather be? Answer in the comments below or on Twitter using the hashtag #WIRBMonday.
This week’s Thursday Thriller is all about getting wet and wild. The first video may look to the average viewer like a man failing to commit suicide over a 189ft high waterfall-but it’s not. It’s Tyler Bradt pushing back the boundaries of what’s possible in a kayak (and breaking his wrist and ribs!). The second video may also look like a masochists dream as it’s all about a man swimming with jellyfish. These jellyfish however are special-they don’t sting and they live in an isolated body of salt water on Eli Malk Island in the Republic of Palau.
Wet and Wild I:
Tyler Bradt dropping 189ft in a kayak at Palouse Falls, Washington.
Wet and Wild II:
Does anyone fancy snorkelling with thousands of jellyfish in a lake that below 50ft contains lethal levels of hydrogen sulphide? Palau is the place for you.
If you think you can’t kayak off waterfalls or swim with jellys, or maybe you think you’re not brave enough or tough enough-then this kid disagrees:
I would follow that kid into battle anyday.
If you’ve got any suggestions for a Thursday Thriller theme or video then please get in touch!