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Though the Aleutians to Alaska

The Aleutian Islands

Sarah Outen and Justine Curgenven took a 101 day kayaking expedition along the Aleutian Islands which was one part of her ongoing human powered journey around the world.

After landing in Adak in her rowing boat one year earlier, having successfully rowed from Japan across the North Pacific on her second attempt, poor weather had stymied her progress from Japan towards my original destination of Canada, forcing her to land at Adak. To continue Sarah’s journey she had to reach the nearest road on the mainland of North America. That road was in Homer, the halibut capital of the world. To get to the city, she would need to paddle 2,400 kilometres from Adak, a voyage that would take her through the Aleutian chain and along the Alaskan Peninsula.

When she asked her anointed queen of sea kayaking Justine Curgenven, she remarked that this adventure would entail the most challenging kayaking that either of them had ever undertaken. Nevertheless, she was game.

 

Read the full article here:  http://www.geographical.co.uk/people/explorers/item/731-though-the-aleutians-to-alaska

*Pictures and words courtesy of Sarah Outen and Justine Curgenven

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