We are braver together

Despite what this photo may convince you, I'm not the most adventurous person.

I don't like heights or rollercoasters.

I want to know what I'm getting into before I get there, so I can freak out about it in advance.


This is from a fjord tour in Norway during my whirlwind trip to four European countries in three weeks this summer. More details about that will be coming soon. 

The day before our tour I was motion sick from a five-hour train ride up to the mountains, an hour tram back down to sea level and a 90-minute ferry after that to finally reach the tiny town of Balestrand with goat farms on sheer cliffs and still dark river waters.

So when they put us in this head to toe gear, my fear radar was on high alert.

But Terry was there. My friend and travel buddy. I'm not sure she was completely okay either, we both were quiet as the 16-person rib boat backed away from the dock.

We went with it, trusting the guide, ourselves and maybe each other too.

It was fine. It was fun. We were wowed by waterfalls, bounced over the wakes from passing ferries, and pulled over to watch goats grazing (video narrated by the Spanish tourists in front of me).

You don't have to be brave all by yourself.

We have each other.

How can I help YOU be braver?