I am very grateful that I was able to save countless animals I found at the side of the road (except snakes). I never left one animal that was alive...ever. Even if I just patted them gave them water until they died. Sometimes I cried. Maybe my job instilled that in me, as I held many people when they died. If the animals were small I put them in my bin and carried them along did what I could, we kept each other company, sometimes left them in a town with a refuge. I am not a bad person, that you know, never hurt anything or anyone. The universe knows that. But, I knew that if anything ever happened to me in the desert, these demons that constantly followed me likely would not be as kind!
I looked out my window and saw this...... I had to climb our local mountains starting to prepare for Kilimanjaro. Camping is great for making snow caves with snowfalls are at record levels, excessive snow is a good thing, its our drinking water. Fresh water is more valuable than oil. It was so tranquil, so quiet in the virgin powder. I feel like spending the night. Even made a few friends, a Canadian version of St Bernard and a pesky Raven that likes chicken sandwiches on the peak.
Travel in time fifteen years ago when the Doctor told me I might die, I looked up the top regrets the dying had. Here are the top 3, they were really easy to do. I met several terminal cancer patients myself on my journey and their regrets were all similar.
Why not do them before that day we all will face.
1. I wish I had spent more time with the people I love.
It's easy to let that time slip away, but once it's gone you can never get it back. The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life
2. I wish I had worried less.
Worry is just using your imagination to create the things you don't want. We can't eliminate all worries, but we can choose where we direct our attention.
3. I wish I had forgiven more.
It takes a strong person to say "I'm sorry," and an even stronger person to forgive. Forgive others and enjoy happiness instead of wasting it, living in fear or knowing you are hurting others. The act that hurt or offended you might always be with you, but forgiveness can lessen its grip on you and help free you.
An example is I found the answer to a very important question I was helping someone with over a year ago. It was just so simple, I just had to ask.
Guinness has just approved both my steepest street time record, and Australia's longest straight road time record. They also accepted my global cycling circumnavigation by following their rules. The film being made with a film company and the CBC will show my full story, the good and the bad encounters. I am excited. I'm just getting started.
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why.
When you find out why... its a very fulfilling feeling.
My next journey (on land) will be very picturesque, from January to April 2019, follow here for pics and updates.
This is Ben Lacompte he is swimming around the world. In 1998 he crossed the Atlantic Ocean. During his 73-day, 3,716-mile (5,980 km; 3,229 nmi) journey, Lecomte was accompanied by a 40-foot (12 m) sailboat that had an electromagnetic field for 25 ft (7.6 m) to ward off sharks. Now he is swimming the Pacific Ocean 8,900 km from Tokyo to San Francisco. He has been stopped twice by tyhoons. After 6 months he just crawled up on a beach in Hawaii this week to spend Christmas on land.. The Atlantic was for cancer charity the Pacific is raise awareness of excessive human garbage polluting the world's oceans.He sees plastic he says every few km.. He swims about 40 miles per day which is father than the English Channel. Below is his website you can follow this amazing man on his final push to San Francisco. http://benlecomte.com/
Makes my Alcatraz and Vancouver Island swim seem like childs play!~
A supermoon is like every other full moon except infinitely more powerful. The closer the moon is to the Earth, the more intense are the pull on the tides, as well as well as all of you insticts feelings and complications in life. Its time to forgive and make peace. When a supermoon is combined with a total lunar eclipse, you get one strong cocktail of cosmic forces. An eclipse symbolizes beginnings, endings, culminations, and clean slates.
To benefit from the light, you need to be in a place from where it can shine upon you. It will take out the darker energy from within you and bless you with heavier and brighter energies in life. Your mood will be uplifted, you will feel good, and you will feel at peace.
Thus, the super moon is a very powerful phenomenon of the Divine which appears to help humans in a various way depending on the current state of their existence. You need to let the light of the super moon get into you to let it heal you in ways that you need healing.
November 29th has turned out to be a very significant day in my life.
November 29th, 2013. I buried my mom and dads ashes In Whistler Canada and planted a tree over them.
November 29th, 2016, I cycled up the steepest street in the world for a Guinness record.
November 29th, 2017, I finished my 10 year journey around the World (29,400 km) in Melbourne, Australia.
That same day my good friend Dr Bill died of cancer. I sent a letter out into the sea for him in my memorial.
For some reason the universe caused all these things happened on this very day !
November 29th 2019 will be the most significant of them all.
This is about as far south as the sun sets in winter in this view Stanley Park Vancouver. The sea otters are just amazing to watch hunting along this wall. They go through a small drain pipe under the road to a big hollow tree. Its voted one of the most beautiful parks in the world. The seawall I train on!
Here's the deal. Behind this sign I am pointing to 10,0000 ft up on Haleakala Volcano I taped a Canadian $1.00 gold coin. On the coin is a number in black felt pen and a special note. If within 1 year you cycle up tell me the number I will donate $250 to your charity and take you out for dinner and unlimited drinks.
If you are lazy and drive up I might consider just taking you out for dinner. Yup its legit, treasure map is attached. Good luck!..... ready, set, go.
After 7 hours of non stop climbing reached the 10,000 ft summit of Haleakala. the air in the death zone at 8000 ft was so thin it was hard to breath caused headaches and nausea. The top was like touching the universes edge . Above the clouds so still and quiet among the lava fields.
My Name is Rudy
I am a fire captain and cancer survivor.
In memory of the
FIRE FIGHTER CYCLE