In 2010, Stuart Trueman set out on a 16-month voyage to circumnavigate Australia by kayak. He wasn't the first person to complete the circumnavigation, or even the second - but he was determined to make it a triumphant third. Stuart's adventure was to be done on a shoestring, with no support team and a powerful belief in the philosophy of Do-It-Yourself, albeit with the kindness and help of the many people he met along the way. This single-handed journey would see him face extraordinary challenges, including the non-stop crossing of mighty 200-kilometre cliff formations, huge seas, dangerous surf, sleeping whales, inquisitive sharks, large crocodiles and the sheer, relentless grind of paddling day in and day out all around Australia's massive coastline. From heatstroke in the tropical north to the icy gales of the Southern Ocean, and everything in between, Stuart's experienced all the wonders and terrors of Australia's diverse geography, writing a gripping account that vividly brings to life the coasts of our incredible continent. Filled with dry humour, resilience and the myriad incidents and dramas that made up this epic journey, All the Way Round is a classic of adventure.
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An excellent read for both the aspiring adventurer as well as the armchair type. Thoroughly enjoyable way to share the journey.
This is a deeply personal account of Australia's living legend Stuart Trueman about his circumnavigation of Australia by sea kayak. With humour dry as driftwood it doesn't get any more informative, gripping, and daunting to see the coastline of our beautiful continent pass by on the left. A must read for the outdoor enthusiast!
This is Stuart's account of his paddle around Australia from April 2011 to July 2012 – 16 months. It is written as an account of the journey in every sense of the word- physical, mental and emotional. As well as giving Stuarts account of the journey there are also contributions from his wife Sharon who gives glimpses of the emotional and physical stains placed on a family while the father is away.This story holds insights into the mental and physical strains of big expedition paddling, gives a great account of the paddling conditions and deserves a place in any sea kayakers library contemplating a big trip or who loves adventure.
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st June 2013
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.5 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1