Hello & Welcome to my adventures site. My name is Paul Hardaker and I like a challenge !
I originally set sail around the UK, single handed along with my African Grey Parrot Finlay, in May 2011 to raise awareness for Crohns & Colitis UK
I made the journey aboard my 27ft Jeanneau Fantasia yacht, which was renovated for the trip and I updated a regular video blog along the way to keep in touch with friends, family & supporters.. Click here to watch a video of a rare encounter with Bottlenose Dolphins I had, while sailing out of Liverpool Bay and link to my blog including a video of my cold weather practice along the North Wales Coast during the 2010 big freeze. I left from Liverpool Marina in MAY 2011 and returned home after many days at sea in October 2011.
I was nominated as an Olympic Torch bearer to represent Liverpool on the flames journey throughout the UK leading up to the Games in 2012 which was a great experience and an honour.
I am planning other fundraising adventure around the UK coastline. I have completed a
cross Pyrenees Motorbike challenge and recently the Leeds – Liverpool Kayak challenge.
My next adventure will be a Channel Crossing in a Sea Kayak and an Arctic Circle Moto Challenge in the summer of 2016
If you would like to donate towards my target for Crohns & Colitis UK, please click here. Thanks, Paul & Finlay (The African Grey Parrot)