Hey everyone, my name is John, and I’m planning a likkle sailboat trip around the UK. It’s a bit like when you go to the beach for the day, but bigger. 2450 miles bigger!
My mission should I choose to accept it (wait! I have already accepted it?!) is to Kayak around the country in a bit of plastic shaped like a toy boat, with nothing but my ‘massive arms’, a paddle and a power kite to carry me the distance.
I will be setting of from Guildford town centre on August the 8th, outside the Media Molecule Studio where I work as a games designer, and kayaking through London to the sea. From here I will paddle myself like crazy in an anticlockwise direction around Great Britain, before finally heading back down through London and finishing back in Guildford. This should take about two months (the current world record for such an attempt) unless:
- I die
- I die
- Someone steals my kayak
Anyway now you know what I'm doing its time to ask "Why on earth would you do that you nutter?". Well – quite simple really: it seemed like a good idea. Plus, I'll be raising money for GamesAid UK.
GamesAid is a new UK video games industry based charity. It distributes funds to a diverse range of charities; it is a means of giving something back on behalf of the industry. Why GamesAid? well that’s easy. AS I mentioned earlier, I’m a games designer at Media Molecule, creators of PlayStation 3’s LittleBigPlanet series, and GamesAid seemed like the obvious choice.
So if you have read this and find it remotely amusing, horrifying, brave, insane or have pretty much had any emotional response please please please sponsor me! that would be super! You’ll be able to track my whereabouts on this page via the wonders of GPS! (see below)