Crossing the Ditch

by James Castrission | Nonfiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0732288592 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingawaywithfairieswing of Sydney, New South Wales Australia on 2/7/2018
Buy from one of these Booksellers: | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon DE | Amazon FR | Amazon IT |
This book is in the wild! This Book is Currently in the Wild!
1 journaler for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingawaywithfairieswing from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, February 07, 2018
With more than two thousand kilometres of treacherous seas and dangerously unpredictable weather and currents not to mention the ever-present threat of sharks it was little wonder no one had ever successfully crossed the Tasman by kayak. Australian adventurer Andrew McAuley had come close just months earlier - tragically though not near enough to save his life.

But two young Sydneysiders James Castrission and Justin Jones reached the sand at New Plymouth - and a place in history - on 13 January 2008 62 days after they'd set off from Forster on the mid-north coast of New South Wales. In the process they overcame a litany of difficulties including dwindling food supplies a string of technical problems and two close encounters with sharks as well as one demoralising 14-day period in which - caught in a whirlpool - they found themselves being dragged back to Australia. When they arrived in New Zealand they were sunburnt bearded underweight physically and mentally wasted... and most of all happy to be alive.

Released 2 yrs ago (2/8/2018 UTC) at Pyrmont Community Centre Book Exchange in Pyrmont, New South Wales Australia


Left at the book exchange.

Release #14 for the 2018 Heads Shoulders Knees and Toes Challenge.

Are you sure you want to delete this item? It cannot be undone.