50 Things

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As seen at Blogography. BBC viewers rated these things the top 50 things to do before you die. (significantly longer than my original rather short list)

  1. Swim with dolphins I'd love to do this!
  2. Scuba dive on Great Barrier Reef, Australia I've been to the Great Barrier Reef, but I was five at the time, and didn't go scuba diving
  3. Fly Concorde to New York, New York, USA Well since the Concorde doesn't fly anymore that's pretty unlikely. The closest I'll probably ever come to this is going on the Concorde at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.
  4. Go whale-watching I'd love to do this
  5. Dive with sharks And this
  6. Skydiving And definitely this.
  7. Fly in a hot air balloon That reminds me, Ric and his friend and I were talking about this the other week
  8. Fly in a fighter jet That'd be awesome. I actually wanted to be a pilot in the air force when I was at school, but I turned out too short with too poor eyesight. You can go on jet flights on old migs and the like in aus, but they're ridiculously expensive, presumably because of all the fuel they use
  9. Go on safari Only a vague interest in going to Africa
  10. See the Northern Lights That'd be very cool. The northest I've ever been is Jasper, Canada
  11. Walk the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, Peru, South America Don't have too much interest in going to South America
  12. Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, Australia Done it! Twice in fact :)
  13. Escape to a paradise island Does it have all the creature comforts, including a shower?
  14. Drive a Formula 1 car Be kinda cool I guess
  15. Go white-water rafting I went on a jet-boat on New Zealand when I was 18 months old and hated every moment, I was told. I've been white-water liloing which was extremelly cool
  16. Walk the Great Wall of China I'd like to do this one day
  17. Bungee-jumping And this
  18. Ride the Rocky Mountaineer train, Canada Came quite close to doing this earlier in the year, but we decided we'd get better value by driving.
  19. Drive along Route 66, USA Road trips are always fun. If I were to return to the US though, I want to do the south and east
  20. Fly in a helicopter over the Grand Canyon, Nevada, USA Been to the Grand Canyon, but only by car and foot
  21. Take the Orient Express from Venice to London Be kinda cool
  22. See elephants in the wild In Africa, so lowish on the priority list, but would definitely be cool
  23. Explore Antarctica Cool but overpriced at the moment
  24. Ride a motorbike on the open road Well now if Dave had had a spare helmet that night in June... :) The only time I've ever been on a motorcycle was in our neighbours backyard when I was about seven
  25. Have a go at cowboy ranching Riding horses? cool. Herding cows? no real interest
  26. Climb Mount Everest Well I don't think I'd ever have the capability to climb it, but I'd take a helicopter ride to the top!
  27. Wonder at a waterfall Many times.
  28. Travel into space Well yeah sure I'd love to do this, but I don't have a spare $40,000,000 sorry. Actually this is on my original list of things to do before I die.
  29. Explore the Galapagos Islands Be kinda cool I guess
  30. Trek through a rainforest Rainforests have leeches. I'd much rather trek through temperate or subalpine forests
  31. Gallop a horse along a beach Oo I'd love to do that
  32. Ride a camel to the Pyramids, Egypt That'd be very cool also. Egypt is one of the few places in Africa I'd like to go
  33. Take the Trans-Siberian Railway from Moscow to Vladivostok I actually know someone that's done it in reverse, and that's probably the closest I'll ever get to doing it
  34. Catch sunset over Uluru (Ayers Rock) , Northern Territories, Australia Done this! In 1985
  35. Go wing-walking I'm sure there's some OH&S law against doing that.
  36. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa Meh
  37. Fly over a volcano The closest I've come to doing this was being at the heliport for flights over Mt St Helens. But for $99US each the parents weren't ever going to be interested.
  38. Drive a husky sled Shrug
  39. Hike up a glacier I didn't exactly hike, but we took a sno-coach onto the Athabasca Glacier in Alberta Canada.
  40. Ride a rollercoaster Lots of them. Some of my favourites - the old Space Mountain at Disneyland, The Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain, and Montezuma's Revenge at Knott's Berry Farm.
  41. Fish for blue marlin Meh
  42. Go paragliding I've been microlighting does that count? I'd love to go paragliding though
  43. Play a round of golf at Augusta, Georgia, USA No interest
  44. Watch mountain gorillas Vague interest
  45. See tigers in the wild Even if I was in the right spot, they'd be hiding I'm sure
  46. Do the Cresta Run, Switzerland Never heard of it
  47. Visit Walt Disney World, Florida, USA One day
  48. Visit Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Been there, although it was twenty years ago
  49. See orang-utans in Borneo Vague interest
  50. Go polar bear watching That'd be cool, I could combine that with the northern lights perhaps


Dave2 said:

Fancy a third walk over the Sydney Harbour Bridge? I'm going to need somebody to carry me off when I become so scared that I become incapable of movement. Heights is not my thing, but I would love to do this. :-)

September 25, 2004 1:23 AM


kazza said:

*grin* yeah I'll do it again. When are you coming out here? :)

September 25, 2004 6:47 AM


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