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    Default Remamber that bloke who set off to paddle from Aus to NZ?

    Donaldson………. well he made it………..
    "New Zealander Scott Donaldson has made history as the first person to kayak solo across the Tasman Sea.He arrived on the shores of New Plymouth at about 8:40pm on Monday evening to fireworks and cheers from supporters gathered on Ngamotu Beach.
    He left Coffs Harbour in New South Wales six weeks ago. The trip has been a gruelling task, and he was even forced to see out a storm near Lord Howe Island."

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-z...ny-minute.html


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    Default Re: Remamber that bloke who set off to paddle from Aus to NZ?

    A strong, courageous and lucky man!!!
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    Default Re: Remamber that bloke who set off to paddle from Aus to NZ?

    Good on him. Did he ever pay for the rescue from the prior failed attempt?
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    Default Re: Remamber that bloke who set off to paddle from Aus to NZ?

    What is the distance travelled?
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    Default Re: Remamber that bloke who set off to paddle from Aus to NZ?

    The one I remember nearly made it but died pretty much within cooee of Enzed.

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    Default Re: Remamber that bloke who set off to paddle from Aus to NZ?

    Quote Originally Posted by goodbasil View Post
    What is the distance travelled?
    Supposed to be 1280 nm

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    Default Re: Remamber that bloke who set off to paddle from Aus to NZ?

    55 days. Sitting or lying down
    Bet walking would have been hard when he got to the beach!

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    Default Re: Remamber that bloke who set off to paddle from Aus to NZ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zane Lewis View Post
    55 days. Sitting or lying down
    Bet walking would have been hard when he got to the beach!
    TV footage showed him walking OK not long after arrival and it seemed he couldn't Wait to get seated again soon, because he had been to a barber to have some of the hair growth shaved off his face.
    He left the eyebrows on for some strange reason, though, so motivation to do what he does, puzzles a bit.

    By the way, does anyone have an idea of the length of his craft?

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