British adventurer John Breedan accomplished what most people would never even dream of trying by rowing across the Pacific ocean.
The 53-year-old British adventurer reached Cairns, Australia on Sunday 209 days after setting off from San Francisco, California, becoming the first person to solo-row across the Pacific Ocean.
Breedan is no stranger to long distance ocean rowing, having crossed the Atlantic ocean in just 53 days. Speaking about his trans-Atlantic row Breedan told Sky News, “It didn’t push me as far as I thought it would so I went out looking for a difficult challenge and I found one that was definitely what I was looking for.”
Breedan originally expected to reach Australia in mid-October, but his trip was plagued by bad weather, curious sharks, and near mental breakdowns. After finally reaching land Breedan admitted that he had no idea how difficult the trip was going to be and went on to say, “I’ve peered right over the edge a number of times.”
— John Beeden (@solopacificrow) December 26, 2015
Luckily, once on land, he was able to test what he really wanted during the entire trip: ginger nuts.
— John Beeden (@solopacificrow) December 27, 2015
Congratulations, John! That is some excellent rowing and a real show of physical and mental strength.