Description - Kijana by Jesse Martin
At age 18 Jess Martin was the youngest person ever to sail around the world nonstop and unassisted. What on earth do you do to top that?Kijana was Jesse's next dream. Jesse and four friends embarked on a three-year journey of a lifetime, searching for paradise and wild adventures in exotic places. But somewhere between the vision and the voyage, life and human nature intervened. Kijana is a warts-and-all account of what really happened - their adventures and euphoria, their disappointments and heartache, their fights and friendships - as the small crew navigate their way through reality. At times reckless and sometimes wise but always bravely honest, Jesse takes us once again into the remarkable world of a born adventurer.
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(230mm x 152mm x mm)
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.