Power Of The Paddle - One Man's Mission to Inspire Hope Through he Spirit Of Adventure.
Djibouti, a tiny country on the Horn of Africa at the entrance to the Gulf of Aden, has become a refuge for people fleeing from neighbouring war zones. It’s here that former soldier and extreme adventurer Jordan Wylie visited various refugee camps and orphanages and saw first hand the grim lives of many of the children, deprived of so many of the basic things which most children in the U.K. simply take for granted.
Determined to raise funds and awareness to build a new school for some of these children, Jordan embarked on a series of extraordinary adventures, becoming the first person to row solo and unsupported across the pirate invested Bab-El-Mandeb Straits between Yemen and the Horn of Africa; running a series of extreme marathons in ice-cold climates around the world and by Stand Up Paddleboarding for longer and further than anyone ever had before at sea, in an attempt to circumnavigate mainland Great Britain, where he faced angry fisherman, busy shipping lanes, military firing ranges, crazy teenagers on jet-skis, psychotic jelly-fish and, finally, Covid-19.
This is the inspirational true story of the lengths one man took to fulfil a dream and keep his promise of making a positive contribution to the lives of the people, especially children, in the war-torn countries he’d come to know so well through his travels.
Each book sold by SUP and Foil has been signed by the author, Jordan Wylie.