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Free Nights - a guest post by Jon Doolan

Free Nights - a guest post by Jon Doolan

 As part of an ongoing project, I'm encouraging Mums, Dads, kids, carers, and adventurous significant others to take the stage and share what makes #dadventure matter for them, whether they get out on their own to recharge and rebalance, or with the family, to nurture a love of the wild and to expand horizons.  Please get in touch if you'd like to share your story.

 

Recently, I found myself on a school-night #microadventure with a number of likeminded souls, and having realised quite how likeminded one of them was, asked if he would mind penning a guest blog for Dadventurebasecamp.com.

 

And here it is...

 

(Words by Jon Doolan, pictures a joint effort)

Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show

Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show

On Friday 12th Feb, we packed our rucksacks with provisions, water, and emergency items (toys trains for on the train, and notebooks for interviewing adventurers), and headed to London's Excel Centre for the 2016 Telegraph Outdoor Adventure Show and the London Bike Show.

A double whammy of excitement, and the perfect solution to an inset day at the boys' school.

We met up with Andy Bartlett, who was putting the final preparations in place for his epic Stand Up Paddleboard adventure following the Danube from source to sea, and went exploring around the stands, speakers, and shows that are squeezed in under the enormous roof of the Excel.