What had you done by the age of 14?

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  1. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

    A 14 yr old has just finshed sailing the Atlantic singlehandedly. Admittedly he was shadowed by his father in another yacht in case things went completely pitong but all the same pretty impressive stuff.

    BBC link HERE

    It made me think of what I had achieved by 14 and the answer was not a lot. My memories of this age seem to largely revolve around zits and desperately lusting after anything in a skirt which I regard as fairly typical oversexed adolescent behavior. Or was it just me? :oops:
  2. An entire garrison town.
  3. Impressive.
  4. They thought so.
  5. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

    That I would believe
  6. Not surprising really.... the poor little cunt is from Hatfield which is the biggest shithole in the western hemisphere ..... i'd go across the atlantic on an oil drum if i got told the option was living in Hatfield...

    By 14 I'd done most of the narcotics available to man, and all the birds in my class.... in the arrse....then the mouth.... including my teacher....

    he didn't like it.
  7. Nothing. Absolutely nothing. No, I mean it. No booze, cigarettes, drugs, sex - nothing.

    I think I was born at 16 years of age and by 18 after being off the rails for about a month I had done everything, but the drugs, to excess.

    That's what you get for having Victorian Dad for a father.
  8. I'd done the back route of the Eiger by the time I was 14.

    Mind you, Eiger was the nickname of one of the bouncers in my local club.
  9. ditto on the Victorian Dad front, I didn't experience any debauchery until I was in the mob, where it was actively encouraged (cue Guardian artical tomorrow).
  10. Yes, but I did allow you a thimbleful of sherry every other Christmas. :D
  11. Good effort! We shouldn't forget David Sandeman who crossed in 1976 aged 16. He was unescorted (apart from the Russian trawler he managed to hit), navigated by sextant and took the northern route, Plymouth to Newport across the Grand Banks - that took a feck more courage from a young lad.
  12. Wan't there some 9yr old American girl who tried flying coast to coast in the states a few years back?

    I say "tried" because she died in a fireball of pain and misery when her aircraft spanked in.
  13. Joanne Rowlands and she was a gwar
  14. Wanking, tw*ting people who I didn't like(and being tw*ted back by people who didn't like me) and drifting in and out of sleep in my spare time. Oh and sometimes school!

    Sailing a boat to America at 14? I would have capsized and drowned past the Isle of Man!