Adventure Inspiration

This morning, I got up at 05:30 and drove my brother Will to the airport. He is flying to Estonia, to cycle around the country for three weeks. I am purple with jealousy and respect.

Although there are too few moneys in my bank account and too many events in my calendar to allow me to go with him today, I dearly hope I will be able to join him for a week or so…who knows.

Yet that is not why I am writing this post. I am writing this because Will’s decision to shoot off to Estonia is entirely and utterly awesome. Does he know anything about Estonia? He read a Lonely Planet guide this week. Does he know anything about cycling? Not a thing. Has he ever even ridden a bike? He cycled a bit in Cambridge and managed to break his arm in three places in the process…

Will doesn’t dabble in bullshit; he wanted an adventure, so he is going on one. This is EXACTLY what the Guild stands for and exactly what I mean when I get drunk and rant about how people should do more brilliant stuff.

Instead of finding excuses and reasons not to do something, Will simply bought a return flight with Easy Jet and arranged to hire a bike for eight Euro a day. Anybody could do that; Will happens to be an epic human being in general, but his Estonian adventure plans don’t hinge on the fact he is a genius.

Like the Guild has always said, you don’t need anything special to have a badass adventure. All it takes is balls. And a map. And multicoloured socks.


About the Author
Ed Gamester is a silly man who lives in the United Kingdom. He is the harbinger of Ghost Squad, singer of Gay Bum and author of A Rum Run Awry. He fights, kills and dies for TV and films, and gallivants around the place wrestling, drinking and lifting things for glory and profit. Where Ed treads, there stamp the boots of the Guild. Ed does not wear glasses, but feels this photograph makes him look more intelligent and artistically talented than he is. Feel free to contact him: he is disappointingly affable.

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  1. Andre Reply

    Welcome to Estonia!

    • murorga Reply

      Thank you, on behalf of my brother.

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