Me and one of my favourite ex-boyfriends had a saying: less than 3 activities in one day and we call it a ‘rest-day’. This weekend was all but a rest day. During the saturday I was part of a new concept in a freshly restored ocean-hotel and conference which is now also a spa! Tanumstrand. It’s situated right on one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world; the Swedish west coast. It’s a playground for adventure sports. The concept was called ‘multi-experience’. It is about getting new and awesome experiences in nature.
I’m generally very optimistic, and at first look that the schedule looked fine. I’d do what I would usually teach in 3-4 days – all in one day! You will never know how it will work unless you try. So we tried. And it was a success! Not because of my optimism or the flexibility of the organiser, but the flow and happiness that went trough the whole day and group. When you work with happy people that are open minded life is just so much better.
That’s why I think it’s so great to meet new people in activities outdoor. You already have a important common interest! People who are used to being in the outdoors, and are used to sports and challenges also complain less. They don’t mind that it’s only 12 degrees in the water, or that they have to eat lunch in the sweaty clothes from kayaking just to get more time on the ocean. It was so much fun I didn’t want to leave but redo that day over and over. (So we decided to to it all again in september!)
What we managed to squeeze in one day (starting at 9 am) was; kayaking, beach-clean up, breath-hold workshop (one beginner held his breath for 5min 15 seconds), freediving from a rib-boat or SUP, yoga, sauna in a tent and finally I gave a talk before dinner. I think we all slept pretty well that night. And we learned a thing or two :-)