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John Parker

Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

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Overview

  • 2 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Engineer
  • Beng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering
  • From Liverpool
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To paddle my kayak around the West Coast of Scotland, one small weather window at a time.

ABOUT ME

Slightly madcap engineer who helps drive a submariner around the world's oceans.

In my own time, I love to get into the outdoors, spending time either kayaking or hiking in the mountains.

PHILOSOPHY

KBO (Keep Buggering On). No matter what life throws at you, just keep your eye on your goal, suddenly things might come good.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Currently live on a Naval Base, so can't offer a couch, although I do surf as a way of meeting new people.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Started with a couple of couches in Bavaria, and loved it. Definitely more fun and interesting than staying in the local campsite, and absolutely beats hotels.

Interests

Mountains, exploration, history, engineering, hitchhiking, seeing something different.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Paddling up the Sound of Kerrera flanked by dolphins.

Teach, Learn, Share

Currently teaching myself to Slackline (slowly) so any assistance would be appreciated.

Not bad with a map and a compass. I have also built a kayak, so I find most DIY fairly simple.

Would like to become a better cook.

What I Can Share With Hosts

How to navigate. I can also polish shoes really well.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, United States

Countries I've Lived In

United Kingdom

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