What is there left to say. Today I watched the final episode of your journey round Iceland.
Hard, gritty, strong, emotional, frightening and DEEPLY INSPIRATIONAL.
I cried openly several times. The tension between you and Dan and the pounding sea was exhausting to watch.
You met the dangers with an uncompromising fierceness and courage.
I will not forget this truly magnificent journey.
What an honour, pleasure and 'inspiration' it was for me to see you and Dan finally reaching your goal by completing the Iceland expidition!!
I watched the final episode last night and cried tears of joy, accomplishment and victory for both of you! I've never missed a single episode and felt as though I had been with you every single step of the way!
Your ability to remain focused, encouraging and positive throughout the most difficult and daunting moments of your journey has given me new hope in my long, endless battle with depression!
Riaan I must say that you are the most unique and special person I have EVER encountered in my entire life!!!!
Everytime you encouraged Dan or even gave him flack (which was obviously very necessary at the time), I internalised every word you were saying as though you were talking to me!
I learned more from you than I ever did from any psychiatrist or psychologist!!
You were not 'playing a game out there' - that was YOU and who you are.
I am totally lost for words right now Riaan, but THANK YOU and God bless you!
Carry on being and believing in yourself and inspiring others to 'hear' you!
I just want to wish you the best of luck for the trip around Iceland. I think it is a great idea! I have also read both your books and it really inspired me to challenge myself and try new things in life.thank you!!best of luck for the rest of the trip and enjoy it.
Best wishes for your Iceland adventure from all at NSRI Simon's Town !!
We will be following you every paddle stroke,