Well, that's it—two years of adventures from my 12 in 2 list! The idea was to add more adventure into my life by taking about two months to plan and live each adventure, and then to follow it up with another, and so on.
Even though I didn't cross 12 things off my list, I got close and I've done some pretty cool stuff I otherwise might not have done. There were plenty of obstacles, but it was so satisfying to bring regular adventure into my life and make some memories.
Horse riding in the high country
The last of my 12 in 2 adventures for 2013-14 was horse riding for 4 nights/3 days in Kosciuszko National Park with Reynella. This was a dream I'd had for years and I realised my 40th birthday would be the perfect time to finally make it happen.
So in December a dear friend and I went horse riding for three days!!! There were 12 riders and four guides, along with a fantastic chef who came with us to our campsite. We all got along really well, the horses were well cared for and friendly, the food was amazing, and we saw many brumbies while riding up and down the mountains of the high country.
Oh, how I'd love to experience this adventure again one day! Can you imagine how much fun it was to get up after breakfast or lunch, find and get your horse ready, head off on a ride together—then know you get to do this again, and again, for days!
John and Roslyn Rudd of Reynella are icons of horse riding treks in the high country (they have 40 years' experience) so I feel privileged to have ridden with such an experienced horseman as John while he is still running the safaris.
My beautiful horse for three days, Nanami. Note the oilskin rolled up on the front of the saddle in readiness for the changeable weather of Kosciuszko National Park. On our first afternoon we rode across a high plateau straight into a storm. Amazing!
Riding through the Australian bush.
Giving Nanami a pat after one of many creek crossings.
The horses enjoyed hanging out around the campsite.
While dozing in the grass after lunch, I looked up to see this friendly face :)
Have you had a great adventure lately, or do you have one planned for 2015?
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