Dare to Do: Taking on the planet by bike and boat

Dare to Do Taking on the planet by bike and boat On April rower and adventurer Sarah Outen set off in her kayak from Tower Bridge for France her aim was simple to circle the globe entirely under her own steam cycling kayaking and rowing acr

  • Title: Dare to Do: Taking on the planet by bike and boat
  • Author: Sarah Outen
  • ISBN: 9781857886412
  • Page: 319
  • Format: Hardcover
  • On 1 April 2011, rower and adventurer Sarah Outen set off in her kayak from Tower Bridge for France her aim was simple to circle the globe entirely under her own steam cycling, kayaking and rowing across Europe, Asia, the Pacific, North America, the Atlantic and eventually home A year later, Sarah was plucked from the Pacific ocean after tropical storm Mawar, her boatOn 1 April 2011, rower and adventurer Sarah Outen set off in her kayak from Tower Bridge for France her aim was simple to circle the globe entirely under her own steam cycling, kayaking and rowing across Europe, Asia, the Pacific, North America, the Atlantic and eventually home A year later, Sarah was plucked from the Pacific ocean after tropical storm Mawar, her boat broken, her spirit even so.But that wasn t the end Despite ill health and depression, giving up was not an option So Sarah set off once to finish what she had started, becoming the first woman to row solo from Japan to Alaska, as well as the first woman to row the mid Pacific from West to East She kayaked the treacherous Aleutian chain and cycled North America, before setting out on the Atlantic, despite the risk of another row ending storm Dare to Do is than an adventure story It is a story of the kindness of strangers and the spirit of travel a story of the raw power of nature, of finding love in unexpected places, and of discovering your inner strength It is about trying and failing, and trying again, and about how, even when all seems lost, you can find yourself.

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    1. Sarah Outen’s previous endurance challenge was rowing across the Indian Ocean, as described in her book, A Dip in the Ocean. For most people this will be enough, but not for Sarah. On the 1st April 2011 she embarked from Tower Bridge in a kayak in her latest venture, London2London, the aim of which was to circumnavigate the globe purely by human power; rowing, cycling. First, she had to kayak to France across the channel. So begins an adventure that was to take four years, one bike, one kayak [...]

    2. In this book, adventurer Sarah Outen tells the story of her latest projects, beginning with London2London, a heroic attempt to circle the globe by cycle, kayak and rowing boat. This attempt ends during a terrific storm in the middle of the Pacific, but Outen is determined to carry on, raising funds for charity and getting involved in initiatives aimed at educating young people about the benefits of outdoor life. She therefore starts out on new adventures, rowing from Japan to Alaska and kayaking [...]

    3. Very well written! At times I nearly felt as exhausted as the Author but by that I mean that I felt I was her copilot experiencing all that she did! Recommended

    4. I really enjoyed reading about Sarah's incredible journey. Her goal was to set off from London and travel all the way around the globe through human power by cycling, kayaking, and rowing. Sarah had a fascinating journey and did a good job of writing about her travels. There were times when the story seemed to skip ahead too quickly, but overall it was a great story.

    5. 5 star for this intrepid and inspirational local girl. A damn good read and an epic adventure - unbelievable determination Sarah!

    6. This is a win review. This is a great adventure story started in 2011 when Sarah Outen left on her kayak from London and her goal was to circle the earth with bikes, kayaks, and rowing.

    7. I've been wanting to read this book pretty much ever since I first heard of it which was while Sarah was still on her London2London expedition, so it's been awhile :)Sarah Outen's first book, "A Dip in the Ocean" was a clear 5-star book, and this came very close to being the same, but unfortunately it suffered somewhat from the expedition being so much longer, and the book (by necessity) therefore couldn't go into as much detail. I still loved reading it though. Granted, I knew much of it in adv [...]

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