Meet Justin Jones, or ‘Jonesy’– best known for kayaking 3,000km ‘across the ditch’ from Australia to New Zealand with James Castrission in 2007. Since then he has made a career of undertaking epic record-setting expeditions including skiing to the south pole and back and walking across the Australian outback with his 1-year-old daughter.
Be prepared for Jonesy to take you on an emotional journey in what’s sure to be a fascinating evening of storytelling. From the desperation of being stuck in a current whirlpool in the middle of the ocean – ten metre waves crashing all around, the hunger as your body slowly breaks down in an unrelenting blizzard in Antarctica, and the oppressive heat of the outback as a plague of flies tests your sanity, you’ll be amazed at his stunning adventures.
Jonesy uses experiences from three of his major expeditions in a fun and informative journey into what adventure has to teach us all, how we can apply it to our own lives and why we need to nurture the adventurous spirit in all of us.
The evening will be hosted by the Maritime Museum’s Emily Jateff, Curator of Ocean, Science & Technology.
Note: Ticket includes light refreshments and the opportunity to view Kayak Lot 41 and an exhibit on the ocean crossing in the museum’s Wharf 7 from 5pm to 6pm.
Australian National Maritime Museum @ 2 Murray St, Darling Harbour NSW 2000 Australia
Adult $35, Member $20
Through sea.museum website