Talk about a long journey! It all began on April, 1 2011 when British adventurer Sarah Outen embarked on her around-the-world adventure, London2London: Via the World expedition – a human-powered loop of the planet. Plotting a route never before undertaken, Sarah’s journey will see her cycle, row and kayak over 20,000 miles. Along the way, she will be breaking records, raising money for charity and sharing her adventures.
The first year saw Sarah cycle and kayak more than 11,000 miles from London to Choshi, Japan. In 2012 her audacious attempt to row solo across the North Pacific Ocean from Japan to Canada was cut short by Tropical Storm Mawar. Sarah spent nine months in the UK preparing mentally and physically to row across the North Pacific again. And on the April 27, 2013, she set off from Japan to continue her long journey.
Best wishes in your journey and continued adventures, Sarah! We’ll be following along.
Want more inspiration for around-the-world adventure?
- After Jeff and Jennifer Salvage married, their “unforgettable” wedding photos prompted a series titled “One Dress, One Woman, One World,” in which Jennifer wears her white Maggie Sottero gown in more than 100 locations around the world. More on this adventurous (and photographic!) couple here.
- What is it about the British and around-the-world adventures? In 2009, 17-year-old Mike Perham from Hertfordshire, became the youngest person to sail solo around the world with assistance when he returned to British waters following his nine-month voyage. More details on that journey here.