Goodbye Australia – Departing Thursday 0700hrs
At 0700 hrs Thursday 19 October I will depart Australia in Simpson’s Donkey, bound for New Zealand. The SPOT tracker will be updating every ten minutes and you may follows the progress live at this link: https://axeoneverest.com/spot-page/
My departure plan is definitely a non-standard ocean rowing start. You may expect some interesting maneuvers in the first few days as I do my best to dodge weather systems and remain safe as I make my way south initially before turning east towards New Zealand. One of the largest dangers in the first week is the coastline and getting through the busiest shipping channels of the crossing.
A massive thank you to Sarah Donaldson who has been such a warm, down to earth, kind and gracious host for the last ten days. Welcoming me as a complete stranger into her house and making me feel part of her lovely family. Sarah you have good karma coming your way.
My last words and thoughts from shore are to my lovely ladies back home in Singapore. Leaving behind Stephanie and the girls has always been the hardest part of this entire expedition. Much harder than the rowing or cycling. And to Stephanie who remains at home, running the house as a single mother in my absence, what words can I say but thank you. When I return it is my turn to support you in your dreams.