I love, love, love the outdoors and everything about it. Camping is my favorite form of vacation. I'm working in wetlands restoration right now (and, happily, for the foreseeable future) and get to spend my days active and outdoors. I don't know how I'll ever adjust to working in an office every day if that time ever comes. The only other job I've really loved was working on a tallship crew that sailed from Long Beach to Catalina Island. Standing watch at 3am, perfectly calm water, 65 degrees, silence. It was bliss.
I like straightforwardness and simple pleasures. I pretty much never give or want birthday or V-Day gifts - I would much rather surprise someone I care about on a random Tuesday. I like good wine, books, and company (but then who doesn't?).
I enjoy challenges, both physical and intellectual. I like people who push me into unfamiliar situations and are ok with me doing the same to them. I really love to try new sports and have fairly bad record of injuring myself because of it. I tend to get a bit too excited perhaps... Rock climbing's been the new challenge that stuck, and I've only won some bruises so far which is excellent. Surfing is pretty fantastic too, but I'm rubbish at it for the moment. Still learning!
The best smells in the world are sage, lavender, vanilla, and that of a campfire.
Dogs are the greatest.
I'm looking for someone who wants to have fun and perhaps a few grand adventures. And if I end up finding more then that, that'll work too.