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Strategic decisions & cycling Australia’s East Coast

I recently spent two weeks continuing the Rowing from Home to Home journey.  I cycled 1,300km down the east coast of Australia to a new launching spot where I will make a second attempt to finish the expedition by rowing solo across the Tasman Sea later this year.  All things must come to an end and I am determined in one way or another to finish the expedition in the next few months.  I am keeping my exact plans as low key as possible due to factors which one day may be explained in the expedition book. Many strategic decisions are being made for the better good of the expedition.

The cycle ride in Australia was some of the most enjoyable and beautiful riding I have done, anywhere in the world.  Attached is some photo’s taken by expedition film producer Alistair Harding.

Captain Axe.

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Leaving the town of Ballina and the big prawn – Ballina is well known for its prawn fishing industry.

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I spent an enjoyable evening hosted by Scott and Sarah Donaldson in Coff’s Harbour just before Scott departed on his attempt to kayak the Tasman solo, here is his kayak.

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Cycling over the Sydney Harbour Bridge was a surreal and incredibly rewarding feeling which I will never forget. Some 10,500km and 150_+ days of travel since leaving Singapore completely by human power.

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After 5,300km of cycling through Australia, I found my favorite part of the country to be the south east coast – rugged, raw, windswept, beautiful.





Expedition trailer is out!

Hello there!

Very excited to release to you the official expedition trailer/teaser – a 2.5 minute short film about the Rowing from Home to Home expedition, put together so very professionally by kiwi film producer Mr Alistair Harding.  A big thank you to Mr Jingyi Tan for the drone footage, and to Charlie Smith, Stephanie my wife and our two kids Kate and Rachel for their input!

Parts of this footage were also aired on New Zealand’s Television 3 station this week on the prime time STORY section which you can see here:

Our story also featured in New Zealand’s online news site STUFF – the link here:

We have grand ambitions to produce content similar to this qulaity, throughout the duration of the expediton next year.  But of course this comes at a cost so currently we are working hard to find the means.  If you know any organisations who would like to have access to beautifully produced media content like this, with their company names and logo’s involved then please do get in contact!


Grant ‘Axe’ Rawlinson




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