Sandy Robson – Kayaking from Germany to Australia

Germany to Australia By Kayak …

This is a Story you don’t want to miss…In the past five and a half years, WA’s Sandy Robson has put herself to the test as she retraced 23,000km of the journey of Oskar Speck and paddled through 20 countries by kayak.

She has battled through strong winds and huge surf, paddled long arduous stretches of remote foreign coast, found herself stuck out overnight in the kayak at sea and ventured beyond fatigue and into the world of hallucinations more than once.

She’s been run over by a fishing boat, set off her distress beacon, navigated through Bengal Tiger territory, been chased by pirates, contracted malaria, been interrogated by police, avoided crocodiles and even had a worm living in her toe for a few weeks.

On November 2, 2016, Sandy finally reached Australia’s shores. In this presentation Sandy hopes to share the motivation, grit, determination and hard work that went into transforming a crazy idea into a reality. Living simply out of a kayak, Sandy has discovered that there are many things in life that you can do without. She says that dreams however, are not one of those things.

Come along and be INSPIRED!



Date and Time

Wed. 23 August 2017

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm AWST


State Library of Western Australia

25 Francis Street

Perth, WA 6000