My Fearful Adventure

Can you see the white living quarters, raising on eight levels?

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I’ve travelled a fair bit: solo around Australia when I was nineteen, Sri Lanka teaching English in 2004 to name but a few.

I’m going on a trip in June 2013 that leaves me juuuuuuuust that little bit fearful: I’ll be the only passenger on board a container ship, from Athens to Hong Kong…amongst a crew of roughly twenty four (all male).  And now it’s all booked and paid for, I am starting to feel just ever so nervous, maybe even fearful – more than a little bit “What the hell Bex? What have you gone and done NOW!”   You see, I pushed past my “What if’s?” and booked the thing…I can’t keep thinking “What if I get kidnapped by a pirate?”
What If’s make us – well – fearful!

Torre DeRoche inspired me to write this post – you’ll see more about her below.  Ever since discovering her on Twitter, I’ve been following her progress as she takes the literary world by storm with her novel.  Most importantly, I recognise a little bit of myself in her…we’re fearful girls together.

Thanks Torre!

This post is part of the My Fearful Adventure series, which is celebrating the launch of Torre DeRoche’s debut book Love with a Chance of Drowning, a true adventure story about one girl’s leap into the deep end of her fears. “Wow, what a book. Exciting. Dramatic. Honest. Torre DeRoche is an author to follow.” Australian Associated Press
“… a story about conquering the fears that keep you from living your dreams.” “In her debut, DeRoche has penned such a beautiful, thrilling story you’ll have to remind yourself it’s not fiction.” Courier Mail Find out more…


  1. Ok so I found you on We travel We blog….but today is when you really grabbed my attention. It was through the share your Youtube link where I found your videos about traveling by container…this has crossed my mind and I am so very interested. So now I have scoured your site to find this beginning post and will now read through the rest! You inspire me and mostly YOU ROCK!

  2. Thanks Kim – that’s truly a compliment as I love hearing how my travels have inspired others. Glad you liked my videos – and keep looking through the site, you’ll find other little ones. You might like my one on the “First Emotions” post…that was quite overwhelming for me.