Sarah Outen Solo Global Charity Adventure

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Sarah Outen Solo Global Charity  Adventure

Time: March 26, 2013 at 6am to February 4, 2014 at 7pm
Location: London 2 London via THE WORLD
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Event Type: fundraising, adventure
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Latest Activity: Feb 1, 2014

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On 1 April 2011, Sarah set off on her latest expedition - 'London to London: Via the World'. This Sarah-powered loop of the planet will involve the first ever attempt by a woman to row across the North Pacific Ocean. She will row, cycle and kayak her way from London back to London, sharing stories about the adventure and experience. The 20,000 mile journey will take 2.5 years to complete. During her expedition, she will be cycling across Europe, Asia, America, Canada and rowing the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans.

She is a popular motivational speaker both in the UK and internationally


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Comment by Alan Thomas on February 1, 2014 at 1:28pm

Comment by Alan Thomas on October 25, 2013 at 3:11pm

Back in the UK

Typing this not from my desk in Rutland with dogs sitting by my feet, or a train whizzing through autumn fields, nor a busy coffee shop or the kitchen table… but a hospital bed. This wasn’t quite the place I had imagined I would be writing my first UK blog from. But I am glad to be here.

Luce and I had a wonderfully relaxing week in NYC – shutting out the world once I had done various media interviews and sponsor meetings -  and we flew home on Wednesday.  While not at my healthiest in NYC, I’m happy my body held out its latest surprises until we got home. My GP prescribed various things for various infections and an apparent ‘What the heck is going on here?’ type reaction by my body to all the recent changes  on Thursday morning and that evening, struggling to breathe, Luce took me to hospital.

I was admitted with suspected pulmonary embolism – but thankfully a scan suggested otherwise and I am now being treated for pneumonia and, as a precaution, for DVT. Two nights inside and I am feeling a lot better.  Still a way to go but definitely heading down the right track.

So for now, I am signing out to get fit and healthy once more. Here’s hoping it happens super soon as Justine and I are planning some kayak training before the end of the month…  For any kayaking with Justine is hardcore and she is a veritable machine. And right now I feel anything but.


Sarah x

P.S Happy Socks is en route to Seattle and Chimpy, is currently tucked up in a pocket at home.

P.P.S Thanks everyone for all the messages of support and donations to the L2L charities following my landing in Adak, Alaska. Any spare pennies and pounds gratefully received at : L2L charities

Comment by Alan Thomas on September 23, 2013 at 3:50pm

Time for a rest

Posted on by Mel Johnson

Happy news from Sarah and Happy Socks.

I’m so pleased and relieved to tell you that Sarah is putting her feet up in her cabin. She came within half a mile of land but the prevailing winds, swell and current were pushing her onto the rocks that circle the coves. Her support on the boat decided it was time for a tow, her safety being the main consideration as always.

If you follow the tracker it’s clear to see when the support boat met her and there were hugs all round as Sarah made human contact for the first time in 150 days. A bottle of Pol Roger champagne toasted the reunion. Now she will be towed in Happy Socks through the island passage to the harbour, a trip expected to last some 3-4 hours.

Sarah will return to this point in spring 2014 to continue her London 2 London (via the world) expedition by kayak.

Happy smiling faces from all at L2L.

Comment by Alan Thomas on September 23, 2013 at 3:30pm

Follow Sarah as she lands

in Adak

4 miles to go – Row or Tow?

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Comment by Alan Thomas on August 10, 2013 at 7:50am

Day 103: My neighbours are wild & I love it

While finishing my lunch I heard a clunk at the front of the boat and moments later  recognised the shining tan brown humped shield of one of my all-time favourites, a sea turtle. I am not well versed enough to know which of the species (is there five or is there seven?) it is, and annoyingly I don’t have an ID guide out here. The only one I could positively identify it as not being is a leatherback, for they are standalone in their take on being a sea turtle.  Nonetheless, even though I would love to know more of its habits and range and life history, I don’t need to know exactly who I am looking at to appreciate that this is a beautiful animal in form and function, perfectly adapted to a life on the waves, with more sea miles under its flippers than I could ever imagine seeing in my lifetime. My mind boggles at the ocean travellers he bumps into on his rounds. Even without a book to guide me, just observation (both from above and below water with the help of my Go Pro camera) allows me to learn and question and wonder at all those things, teaching me more vividly than a book could ever hope to.  It is exactly why I wanted to make this journey

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