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The first ever people to paddle from the source of the Blue Nile to the Mediterranean Sea

Paddling the Nile

The first ever paddle down the Blue Nile from source to sea. 5,000km through wild rapids, war zones, crocodile and hippo infested waters, disease, terrorists, guns, arrests; the works...

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Living the dream in China

Chinese Adventures

Newly married amongst the neon glow and dumpling vendors as we bumble our way trying to figure out the world's most populous nation at this exciting time in it's history...

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Solo winter bicycle trek across Canada

The Great Canadian Bike Trek

23 years old and naive, I set off in the middle of Canada's barbaric winter perched on a woolskin seat-cover peddling solo from one side of Canada to the other...

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The Nile Lyrics

Four five months paddling down the River Nile, I just couldn’t get the Pink Floyd classic The Nile Song lyrics out of my head. I wouldn’t normally be one to belt out psychedelic rock music, but I guess singing it took me to a comfortable place when everything else seemed so crazy.


For all the times I sang The Nile Song it would be rude not to include Roger Water’s lyrics on my site. In 1969 when David Gilmour played guitar and sang for the Soundtrack from the Film and More recording, he wouldn’t have thought it would be sung to crocodiles on the Nile 36 years later. Enjoy, I did!



The Nile Song Lyrics


I was standing by the Nile

When I saw the lady smile

I would take her out for a while

For a while


Oh, my tears wept like a child

How her golden hair was blowing wild

Then she spread her wings to fly

For to fly


Soaring high above the breezes

Going always where she pleases

She will make it to the islands in the sun


I will follow in her shadow

As I watch her from my window

One day I will catch her eye


She is calling from the deep

Summoning my soul to endless sleep

She is bound to drag me down

Drag me down


The Nile Song Single Cover

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