humour and company after his solo pedal from Hawaii, Jason decided
to invite original boat builder Chris Tipper to accompany him for
the 1,300-mile stretch from Tarawa to the Solomon Islands.
departed Port Betio on May 30th 2000, making excellent progress
towards the north coast of Malaita. The biggest challenges were
Chris's smelly feet and his equally atrocious cooking skills.
they neared making landfall however a major conflict flared between
the two islands of Malaita and Guadalcanal, forcing the evacuation
of most foreigners from the region. Jason and Chris, with daily
advice via satellite from Jason's father in the UK, made temporary
landfall in the town of Auki on Malaita. Click
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