AN adventurer has picked up her oars and headed out to sea in the next leg of her journey around the globe.
Sarah Outen, 26, from Oakham began her row across the Pacific Ocean from Coshi in Japan at 7.06am yesterday (Sunday).
She is expecting to be at sea for 150 to 200 days and will land in Vancouver, Canada. If she completes the challenge she will be the first woman to row across the Pacific.
Sarah said: “The North Pacific will be the most gruelling part of my whole London2London expedition.
“Physically and mentally, I expect to be exhausted most of the time – the distance, the solitude, the weather conditions and my complete isolation will make it hugely challenging.”
The challenge Sarah has set herself is to travel the globe using man power alone. She is expecting it to take about two-and-a-half-years and will arrive back in England in autumn next year.
From Vancouver she will cycle across North America, row across the Atlantic Ocean and then kayak and cycle back to London.
She will be keeping in touch with her followers via Twitter and her blog.
Last night Sarah Tweeted: “Long day on the oars and about to row through night. Sleep monsters already here.”