Patrick Sturgis ’12 was relocated to Australia for work just before the pandemic. Most state borders within the country have been closed since March, but when the Northern Territory opened its borders, he quickly jumped on the opportunity to take a trip to Alice Springs to see the remote Australian outback.
In March of 2017, fellow alum Zack Geiger and I took a 3-day quad tour through the Sahara Desert near Merzouga, Morocco. Joining us were his girlfriend and some other friends from the States. We were able to ride camels out into the desert and sleep at a nomadic campsite in the dunes. The two of us posed for this picture with the Tiger Rag during our trek to the overnight campsite. It was an exhilarating trip, made all the more exciting by angry spitting camels and our guide quitting on day two after a dispute with the driver. It truly was the trip of a lifetime.