Adventurer Sarah Outen has changed course on her route rowing across the Pacific and is now just 150 miles away from land.
Former Stamford High School pupil, Sarah, 27, from Oakham, has changed course and is now heading to Adak Island on the Alaskan peninsula.
The decision to change her route, made with her support team in England, was agreed following concerns about her safety on the Pacific during the winter.
Sarah said: “The main goal of this expedition has always been to loop the planet using human power and come home safely, and being open to the journey and all the opportunities and serendipity it offers.
“It feels very positive and motivating to be looking at such a short and what seems a feasible goal of completing my North Pacific crossing.
“I am really excited about this new plan - see a new part of the world and it also offers a really beautiful chance to continue my London 2 London journey next year, by kayak with my good pal and team mate Justine Curgenven along to the Alaskan mainland.”
Following the row, Sarah will take a break and will restart her trip in the spring when she will cycle through Alaska, Canada and the United States before tacking the North Atlantic in 2015.
On Sunday Sarah celebrated after passing the half way mark in her epic journey across the world.