Adult Nonfiction G530.O874 O86 2008
Summary: 4,000 miles of unpredictable ocean500 Mars bars124 days of physical exertion3 Guinness World Records set1 incredible journeyOn 1 April 2009, twenty-three-year-old Sarah Outen embarked on anambitious solo voyage across the Indian Ocean in her rowing boat, Dippers.Powered by the grief of the sudden loss of her father and the determinationto live life to the full, Sarah and her tiny boat successfully negotiated wildocean storms, unexpected encounters with whales and the continuousthreat of being capsized by passing container ships. Along the way shebroke two oars and lost 20 kg of bodyweight before arriving in Mauritius.She became the first woman and the youngest person to row solo acrossthe Indian Ocean.Life-affirming, funny and poignant, Sarah's salty tale of courage andendurance will inspire the taste of adventure in everyone.
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