Stu Trueman has circumnavigated Australia! What a man! What a feat!
From April 2010 to July 2011 he has solo-paddled his way around, facing many trials including serious dehydration on his very first day and a long night paddling a cliffline while ten kilos of water in a loosely-tied drybag on the back deck created an unknown source of constant tension.
He suffered on his arrival into Sydney when all his mates offered him to eat was an old banana! He has made many new friends and admirers along the way, including some who remembered when Paul Caffyn passed by. With infrequent and short emails, he has kept us entertained. And the home brew supplies of those in isolated places dotted along the northern coastline must be seriously depleted.
Stu, tonight I stand in toast to you mate!