Paddle North

This story follows a sea kayak journey along the Queensland coast of Australia. Two paddlers together with a small ground crew, embarked on a journey created from a dream, that began simply as an escape to a different lifestyle for a dreamer…Shaun West.

Shaun has always looked longingly at the horizon, and imagined a place beyond that arbitrary line of sight, to a place that held secrets, surprises and a place completely different to the world he had been living all his life.,320_.jpg

The book from which Shaun built the Cape Charles 18 sea kayak

Through talks with the president of a childhood cancer charity, and more dreaming, this simple simple concept grew into an adventure bigger and more life defining than anything he had ever thought possible.

Shaun built three expedition sea kayaks of plywood and fiberglass, spent countless hours learning, training…and dreaming, and then with a small group of extremely special people, paddled north for over 3 months, towards that elusive horizon.

Shortcuts to the chapters;

Chapter 1; Description of the journey

Chapter 2; Southport to Coochin Creek

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