Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Making a successful trip

The 3 amigos: Stan, Ralph and myself (l-r)

What makes a trip a success - other than the safe completion, that is?

Whenever three people, as in our case, set out on a multiple day trip there are always different expectations on what the trip will entail. There will be general agreement on things like departure and completion locations. There can be issues on the detail in between.

I'm reminded of a Stones song "You can't always get what you want". So it goes with kayak tripping. I'm sure neither Ralph, Stan or myself got everything on our trip that we wanted. If one of us got exactly what we wanted out of the trip, then the others would of necessity be short changed.

Its a game of give and take. It won't always work out even. If each gets some of their agenda then that for me makes a trip a success.

The same Stones song goes: "... but if you try sometime, you just might find, you get what you need." How true!


  1. Nice post Tony. Right on all points. We sure did have some good laughs too.


  2. Thanks Stan. I think we did pretty good on our trip as far as each of us getting something out of the trip. There'll be lots of moments that I'll look back on with joy. Wish I was gone again!

    Tony :-)

  3. 開懷幸福的生活,是每個人的夢想~~希望大家都能夠實現!............................................................