From the moment I arrived at HMS Raleigh naval base, I got the feeling that they had something rather special planned for us..
A few months ago I sat writing an essay entitled 'Why Captain Scott is important to me'. I'm glad I did, since then I've been lucky enough to become involved with the International Scott Centenary Expedition..
I've still got a big grin on my face, from ear to ear. Yesterday the team at BBC Radio Devon invited me live on air to talk about my ambition to follow in the footsteps of Captain Scott..
As some of you might have read, I'm lucky enough to be in with a chance of joining the International Scott Centenary Expedition, that will head to Antarctica next year..
A budding explorer from Essex who has been inspired by Captain Robert Scott of the Antarctic, will have the chance to prove that they have got what it takes to follow in the legendary Royal Navy Officer's footsteps..