The Why Not? Blog

At the tender age of 25 Dave started skateboarding. 14 months later he became the first person to skate the length of Britain. Another 8 months on he had crossed Australia on his board, breaking a world record & raising over £20,000 for three charities. Now, at 27, he's writing his first book, is a motivational speaker and a businessman, and he's only just gotten started on a lifetime of challenges which from the outside look just darn crazy. So, why? You know the answer, don't you. Why not?

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

A new highway, a new direction

Heading south on the Coolgardie Esperance Highway now. Finished almost 60km down the road towards Norseman, which we should reach on Thursday. The team are staying in a fabulous place tonight, the Kambalda High School Home Economics lab! We've got access to the gym and library, but unfortunately net restrictions mean I can't update the website tonight. We'll do it Norseman - and boy are there some cracking pictures on the way!

Yesterday we rested in Kalgoorlie. Did two live radio interviews with ABC Goldfields and Radio West, will get those online shortly. Also was interviewed by the Golden Mail and the Kalgoorlie Miner, the latter put me on their front page this morning, amazing! We also visited the Coolgardie Primary School, who were lovely and had very intelligent, attentive kids.

Tomorrow the team and I will be attending a few school assemblies in Kambalda before getting back on the road. Earlier today a man from a local mine was waiting for me on the road. Tomorrow he's taking the team down a mine, 3/4 of a kilometre down! There's barely any time for skating!

Promise to update the website soon, sat phone will be in action from tomorrow night. Everyone's good, it's bed time now - big day tomorrow.


  • At 7:53 am, Blogger Laura said…

    Sounds like you guys are doing exactly what you set out to do - spreading the word by immersing yourself in the Aussie culture. Nice one chaps and chappesses!

  • At 12:40 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey Dave
    I go to Kambalda West Distric High School and I enjoyed you coming and having a chat to us. I hope you have a fun Journey

    thanks it was fun


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