The heart-pounding story of rowing expert Mick Dawson's most challenging feats on the open water, culminating in his greatest achievement: crossing the North Pacific Ocean in a small rowboat.
Storms, fatigue, equipment failure, intense hunger, and lack of water are just a few of the challenges that ocean rower Mick Dawson endured while attempting to complete one of the world's "last great firsts".
In this nail-biting man-against-nature true story, Dawson, former royal marine commando, Guinness world record ocean rower, and high seas adventurer, takes on the Atlantic and ultimately the North Pacific Oceans.
It would require three attempts and a backbreaking voyage of over six months to finally cross the mighty North Pacific for the first time. One hundred eighty-nine days, 10 hours, and 55 minutes rowing around the clock, fighting death and destruction every step of the way before finally arriving beneath the iconic span of the Golden Gate Bridge with his friend and rowing partner, Chris Martin.
Dawson details his epic adventures propelling his tiny boat one stroke at a time for thousands of miles across the most hostile route of the greatest ocean on earth, overcoming failure, personal tragedy, and all of the challenges Mother Nature could throw at him.
This story is from modern times (2008-2009) but resonates with all voyages of self discovery from Ulysses to Melville to Heyerdahl.
Do yourself and your family a real favor. Read or listen to this modern day epic.