209 days. 13 to 15 hour days. 7.500 nautical miles. 14,000 kilometres.
John Beeden has become the first person to do a land-to-land crossing from North America to Australia, which is a bi-hemispheric crossing.
“So moving across the equator,and I’m only the second person ever to get across the equator after leaving North America – which is a quite cool accolade.”
He left from San Francisco and arrived in Cairns, Australia on December 27th.
And he did it all in a rowboat just over six metres long, completely alone with no accompaniment except a SAT phone and supplies.
“It was a proper test of what your body and mind are capable of.”
So why did he do it in the first place?
“I did the Atlantic in 2011/-12…and I kind of went looking for a tougher challenge than the Atlantic…and I found the tough challenge in spades.”
To learn more about his adventure, check out his website solopacificrow.com.