Bucket List

I have always been a dreamer. I have always wondered how the world looks over the next horizon.  Some of my dreams have become reality already, some not. And some dreams are being born all the time.  So I thought that I will put it on paper sometime, and this is it.  It will be updated from time to time.

  1.  Following Jesus for the rest of my life, wherever the road may lead…
  2. Marrying the girl of my dreams
  3.  Being a father
  4.  Driving any Ferrari
  5.   Driving any Porsche  (although it was only a 944…)
  6. Completing 21 Argus Cycle Tours
  7. Standing underneath the Eiffel tower with my loved one
  8.  Seeing the Pyramids at Giza
  9.  Owning a BMW Motorbike with a Boxer engine
  10. Taking my daughter down the isle to marry the love of her life.
  11. Meeting my grandkids one day- hopefully still in the distant future
  12. Finishing my Masters degree 
  13. Finishing a Doctorates degree. (I am not so sure I want to do this anymore! )
  14. Finishing the Camino de Santiago, earning the Campostelo (BLOG) 
  15.  Riding Route 66 on a Harley (or old BMW with a Boxer engine…)
  16. Standing underneath a Redwood tree in Washington State / Northern California(I have never been to the USA yet)
  17.  Going to Istanbul
  18. Learn to Scuba dive
  19.  Eat a lobster/crayfish
  20. Being happily married for 25 years.  DOne on 31 March 2015
  21.  Learning to dance the Tango in Buenos Aires
  22. Going to the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro
  23. Stand in awe at the ruins of Machu Picchu. And Angor Wat later on…
  24. Being happily married for 50 years
  25. Owning a Harley when I am too old to ride a decent motorbike… 🙂
  26. Riding on a Gondola in Venice
  27. Kissing the Blarney Stone  (it didn’t help…)
  28. Seeing the Grand Canyon in person
  29. Standing on top of Table Mountain
  30. Doing a Motorbike trip trip to Cape Augulhus, the most Southern point of Africa 
  31.  Having a bagel in New York City
  32. Visit the St Peter’s Cathedral in Rome 
  33.  Writing a book.
  34. Oktoberfest in München
  35. Have a meal at a Michelin Star restaurant with my wife
  36. Staying one night in the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town.
  37. Going round on the London Eye Ferris Wheel 
  38.  Shark cage diving (Done 26 Dec 2015)
  39.  Helping each of my kids to go to university or whatever future learning they need to do.
  40. Crossing Hadrian’s Wall into Scotland 
  41. Eating a Haggi’s 
  42.  Swimming in the Pacific Ocean in Hawaii,  as it is on the opposite side of the globe from us…
  43. Being chased by an elephant  (twice)
  44.  Climbing as high as possible on the Statue of Liberty, NYC.
  45. Going on motorcycle tours with each of my children…
  46.  Learning to properly debone a chicken…
  47.  Visiting the statues at Easter Island
  48.  Meeting Charlize Theron
  49. skinny dipping in the pool at Meiringspoort in the freezing water
  50. Apfelstrudel at Café Anton in Swakopmund, Namibia 
  51.  Climb Dune 7 at Walvisbaai, Namibia 
  52. A Pint at the Eagle and Child in Oxford, England at JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis’ table 
  53.  Doing a Northern Route (El Norté) on the Camino de Santiago
  54.  Scratch a Cape Buffalo’s head and survive…  
  55.  To be continued…


206 thoughts on “Bucket List

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  2. Inspiring, i’ve never written my BL down but you made me think if I do perhaps more of the dreams will start to get ticked off, i’m 52 now and can see a list thats going to need some time and focus, great blog…

  3. Looks like you have a great start on your bucket list. It’s nice that you are still crossing things off and also adding to it.
    I haven’t formally written mine down yet, but I know it’s a long one and grows longer almost every day. 😉
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I’m glad you liked it.

  4. Hello Rider,
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I wish I see a strike through in all your dreams. I can see you are almost there.

    All the very best.


  5. Thank you for the follow – even if I’m not a rider myself! I used to ride horses as a young girl – that’s the closest I will ever get…maybe?

  6. I love reading peoples’ bucket lists, and yours no less.. a few of my own are listed there too – including the Grand Canyon and Giza. At least I (like you) can now cross the Camino off my list! Thanks very much for dropping by my blog and liking it 😉 May you celebrate many more years of safe travel and enjoyment from your bug and bike(s)!

  7. Hope all is well. Just thinking of you! I haven’t been able to connect as much with my fast pace travels through Australia and New Zealand, but know that I think of you and hope you are well. I see you are still checking off your bucket list items.

  8. I like your ‘Being chased by an elephant (twice)’ and ‘Scratching a Cape buffalo’s head’. That’s very funny. Some great achievements on your Bucket List.
    Thanks for following Daytrippers. Writing my tales and sharing them was on my bucket list. And then I found photography accidentally… Cheerio, CC

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  10. Nice!…Oh You must do route 66 on a Harley, but I don’t recommend doing it in the middle of summer. Swimming in the Pacific is wonderful, it’s just a few walking blocks from my home : )

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