A British adventurer has become the first person to row solo, non-stop from North America to the Australian mainland.
Point of view
"About 14 and a half thousand kilometres - that's a long way. Only ever do it once in your life"
John Beeden notched up 7,400 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean, after leaving San Francisco in June.
The 53-year-old rowed for up to 15 hours a day.
“About 14 and a half thousand kilometres – that’s a long way. Only ever do it once in your life,” he told Australian media.
Beeden had hoped to reach Australia by mid-November, but weather conditions blew out his estimated arrival by more than a month.
He had previously rowed the Atlantic Ocean solo, before deciding to tackle the Pacific Ocean.