Ever since returning home aboard Lionheart, Jesse Martin dreamt of being out on the ocean again. This time he wanted to take a crew of his friends along for the ride. It would be a wild and daring journey of fun, exploration and discovery, a rite of passage but what eventually transpired onboard the Kijana was something altogether different...
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(230mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Allen & Unwin
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Author Biography - Jesse Martin
Jesse Martin was destined for adventure. Born in Munich in 1981 whilst his parents were travelling through Europe in a kombi van, he spent his early years in the beautiful Daintree Rainforest of North Queensland. By the time he was 14 he had sailed a thousand kilometres along Australia's tropical coast on a flimsy catamaran and had trekked through south-east Asia and the Aboriginal communities of Central Australia. At 16 he kayaked through remote islands of Papau New Guinea and then crewed on a yacht that sailed from Belize to Tahiti. In 1998 at the age of 17, Jesse set off from Melbourne on a solo sail around the world. The book about that experience, Lionheart, was a runaway best-seller. In 2002, Jesse set off on a much-publicised three year journey in the yacht Kijana', only this time he wasn't alone. It was to prove his greatest challenge yet.