In 2008 Steve and I kayaked from the mainland coast of Tanzania to the coral fringed Maziwi Island miles offshore. As Steve explained we were the first to do this! I felt like the great explorer landing on uncharted land (well you can get there by boat but no one had arrived by kayak before).
As far as we can tell the local fishermen were very impressed as the story spread up and down the coast overnight (or they may have just thought we were crazy). It was a great first but what really made that trip special was what that trip that inspired. I hope it will be the first of many firsts!