Axe returns to Australia

Published
05/11/2017

 

Kiwi Grant ‘Axe’ Rawlinson is returning to Australia after putting a halt to his Tasman row to NZ due to the conditions seeing him going around in circles.

This was the final leg rowing across the Tasman Sea to New Zealand, of his adventure that started in Singapore early in the year. 

 

Over the past few days a few things have happened to Axe and here is an update.
Thursday, 2 November 2017

Wind and seas calming down.Cabin bound still. 2moro hope to be on deck. First job swim to bow to repair para anchor,sort the boat then row you bastard row!

Friday, 3 November, 2017

Early morn swim 2 fix p.anchor.3h work to clean and fix mess after storm.1st shark sighting 1130hrs.Big fin 50m off.Rowed 3hrs,desperate for favorable current

Saturday, 4 November, 2017

DONKEY FOR SALE: one owner,very stubborn and likes to go around in large circles against owners wishes.Self collection from somewhere in the Tasman Sea.

Sunday, 5 November, 2017

When the mountain doesn’t want u there,return to basecamp.Heading back to shore to try and save boat and myself for another attempt w more fav conditions.