Rowing the Pacific : 7,000 Miles from Japan to San Francisco Paperback
by Mick Dawson
'If you love thrilling adventure books that'll keep you on the edge of your seat, then you're going to love this one' - Naomi Dunbar, Adventure Travel'I am an ocean rower, and have read a lot of books by fellow ocean rowers, and enjoyed them, BUT, this one beats them all.
It was brilliant, so gripping that once started I could not put it down, read it in one go, neglecting all my work and chores.
This man is brave. This man can row but most of all THIS MAN CAN WRITE.' Ocean Rower'Mick's account of the gruelling journey is compelling.
You'll feel that you're there with them, through the near-death experiences and the equipment failures, battling extreme fatigue, frightening storms and an ocean the consistency of liquid cement' Lifeboat MagazineStorms, fatigue, equipment failure, intense hunger, and lack of water are just a few of the challenges that ocean rower Mick Dawson endured whilst attempting to complete one of the World's 'Last Great Firsts'. In this nail-biting true story of man versus nature, former Royal Marine commando Dawson, a Guinness World Record-holder for ocean-rowing and high-seas adventurer takes on the Atlantic and ultimately the North Pacific. It took Dawson three attempts and a back-breaking voyage of over six months to finally cross the mighty North Pacific for the first time.
Dawson and his rowing partner Chris Martin spent 189 days, 10 hours and 55 minutes rowing around the clock, facing the destruction of their small boat and near-certain death every mile of the way, before finally reaching the iconic span of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.
Dawson's thrilling account of his epic adventure details how he and Chris propelled their fragile craft, stroke by stroke for thousands of miles across some of the most dangerous expanses of ocean, overcoming failure, personal tragedy and everything that nature could throw at him along the way.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages, N/A
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 01/09/2017
- Category: True stories of heroism, endurance & survival
- ISBN: 9781472140418