Hey there this is Leslie Kolovich. Joining me on today’s show is my friend Dave Cornthwaite. This guy is THE List of ALL positve adjectives! He just completed his 7th adventure out of 25 by swimming 1001 miles down the lower Missouri River! He began this swim on August 10th, and finished in 2 months to the day, October 10th. Dave tells me he did not know how to swim really when he decided to do this adventure. He did it because his mother gave him swim goggles for Christmas. She must have known he would learn to swim on the Missouri don’t ya think?
Dave had a great team of Stand Up Paddlers and a Kayaker, Emily Bell, Vanessa Knight, Ben Stiff, Annabel Hancock, David Zaple, Louisa Currie and Sarah Mortiboys throughout the journey. He tells me in this podcast, that this was by far the most difficult adventure he has ever done. Dave also talks about the perspective from being in the water verses on top of the water on a stand up board. His passion for his message and causes has become even more clearer in his mind from the experience in the river.
Dave expresses his thoughts on the planet’s dire situation, and how his focus is on “people”. Changing the way people think, and live on the planet, ”if we pursue money all of our lives, we are just gonna be absolutely miserable, if people can experience nature they tend to care more about it”. Dave feels we would have a much happier planet if everyone took to the outdoors, for their own adventures. I’ll second that!
You know that feeling when you are sitting around a campfire with the sparkle of the milkyway above, and the gentle breeze coming off the beach or through the forrest? Your soul is crying out for it! You are the one that can make that change in your life. Your sleeping bag is in the garage, go get it.
Congratulations Dave for your Huge accomplishment on the Missouri. Congrats Dave for inspiring many! Follow Dave on Facebook and his Website www.davecornthwaite.com
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