In January 2017, human-powered adventurer Grant Rawlinson began a journey by row boat and bicycle that he planned would take him 12,000km from Singapore to New Zealand.
It was a journey never before attempted and included a world-first attempt at rowing from Singapore to Australia with rowing partner Charlie Smith, a cycle across the Australian continent, and an attempt to become only the third solo human-powered adventurer in history to cross the notoriously dangerous Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand.
At times, it is a brutal and unforgiving story that will make you wince and wonder just how far you would go in the same circumstances. At other times it lays bare the extraordinary power of dreams, the value of failure and the importance of inspiration and purpose to the evolution of the human species.
But most of all, it is an awe-inspiring glimpse of nature’s power and the lessons it teaches us in how we live our own lives.