Most Wanted

Ben loses things – it’s a fact.  So we thought it might be fun to keep a list of things that we’ve lost on our trip and see just how true this statement actually is:


1 x rain jacket (Ollie – left on the back of a chair at Yellowstone)

1 x hat (Ollie – left on a beach in Miami)

1 x polo-shirt (Ben – left in dryer in St George, Utah)


1 x sunglasses (Ben – fell off his head into sea while paddle boarding in Paraty)

1 x swimming goggles (Ben – lost whilst using to try and find sunglasses in Paraty)

1 x camera (Ben – bounced out the back of a jeep and now residing in the jungle)


1 x GoPro Hero 3 (Ben – washed off his helmet while whitewater rafting)


1 x thong or flip-flop (Cameron – fell off his foot into sea at jetty in Port Macquarie)


Not at thing??  Or we just haven’t noticed it’s absence yet?


All by myself.

All by myself.

The riverbed is littered with these things!

Joins all its friends at the bottom of the river!

Last seen floating past the sunglasses.

Last seen floating past the sunglasses.

Last seen spinnin' around

Last seen spinnin’ around

Last seen hanging around in a Pizza Place in West Yelllowstone

Last seen hanging around in a Pizza Place in West Yellowstone.

Hat last seen in South Beach Miami.

Hat last seen in South Beach Miami.

Last seen sinking to bottom of Atlantic Ocean south of Rio.

Last seen sinking to bottom of Atlantic Ocean south of Rio.

10 Responses to Most Wanted

  1. Loretta & Rox says:

    Firstly, happy new year 2015 and hope the year will be everything you have ever wished for. We see you are finally getting closer. Your travels look absolutely amazing and we are envious. Looks like an itinerary to borrow (with a little adjustment) before we hit the ‘too old’ list. Looking forward to seeing you all here. Can you still fit in Canberra and when can we expect you? Love from us Loretta & Rox

  2. James says:

    Hey cam how you doing sorry not been in touch love your hobbit adventure it sounds cool can’t wait till you get back

  3. kay says:

    I think Ben is famous for breaking things as well as losing things – is he not? The back window of a hired car broken by a bike, springs to mind !!! Missing you lot xxx

    • Adele says:

      Hi Kay, yes but he’s been pretty good here – now the main ‘fixer’ of things! Cameron lost his ‘flip flop’ yesterday whilst sitting on a pier watching the fishermen. He went ‘oh’ and then we all watched it float away out to sea! He had to go barefoot for a bit but that’s pretty normal here in Australia!

  4. Ye Olde Faithful Retainer says:

    After reading that Ben loses things and then that a thong had been lost I had a very queasy moment when it came to the pictures of the missing items. Thankfully you employed some restraint……

  5. Nick D says:

    loving the ‘Most Wanted’ list, I’m surprised there isn’t more items on it and As expected I notice Ben’s name is against most 🙂

    • Adele says:

      Hi Nick, yes I was going to say he hasn’t lost anything for ages, until he came home today without an anchor!! Think this still counts.

  6. Ashley Hards says:

    I only just noticed this part of your blog! Well you will be pleased to know that your lost guitar floated round the Hawthorns for around six months and finally made its way back to me in the Spring. It is waiting patiently in my room.

    It looks like you guys are having a fantastic time. Hope you enjoy the next part of your adventure.

    • Adele says:

      Thank you, so pleased to hear the guitar found its way home! I don’t think we can blame Ben for that one though!

      Thanks too for your comment, we are having a ‘trip of a lifetime’ and it’s going to be hard to stop. Hope all goes well for the new academic year!

  7. James says:

    Wow that’s a lot of things to lose but you’ve not lost many things lately.
    From James

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