I had the opportunity to catch up with Huw at his World Expeditions’ speaking event ‘Huw Kingston – A Mediterranean Odyssey: Gallipoli to Gallipoli 2014-15’ last August.
This was followed up with an email whereby I was offered the opportunity to review his recently published account of the expedition. In 2014-2015, Huw embarked on a year-long adventure of circumnavigating the Mediterranean Sea using human power. He completed his journey by bike, boot kayak and ocean rowboat, travelling over 17,000km and passing through 14 countries in just 12 months.
Huw’s inspirational telling of his story which included trekking three months across the European Alps and being in a rowboat during winter storm and sharing his tales of kindnesses, generosities and the people he connected with to make this journey happen is great reading. So if you are looking to take a week,month, year out of your calendar to do an expedition that takes you out of your comfort zone this is a must read.