Row, row, row your boat took on a whole new meaning for former pro rugby player Damian Browne.
Browne just finished his epic trip across the Atlantic, rowing the months-long journey, WABC reported.
The end came when his boat was blown onto rocks near Furbo in Galway Bay, The Irish Times reported.
He had wanted to row through the gates of Galway docks.
Browne, along with Fergus Farrell, left Chelsea Piers in Manhattan on June 14.
The pair was trying to break the Guinness World Record and were raising money for the National Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, Ability West, Madra and The Galway Simon Community, Irish Central reported.
Farrell had to leave the quest after two weeks because of health concerns. But Browne stuck with it, alone.
After more than 3,000 miles over 112 days, Browne was home in Galway, Ireland, on Tuesday morning, after the voyage took double the time to complete than planned because of Farrell’s absence during the trip, which included capsizing several times.
The trip was supposed to take 2,600 miles but ended up being 3,400 miles when he was blown off course, Irish Central reported.
The lone sailor also lost equipment during storms and had to survive on about 65 days’ worth of freeze-dried rations.
Browne was greeted by his wife, 14-month-old daughter and his former crewmate, Farrell, when he made landfall, Irish Central reported.
“Now, I just feel absolute relief because Damo’s got home because I’d left him alone out in that ocean so I’m relieved that he’s here,” Farrell said, according to WABC.
This wasn’t Browne’s only feat, having rowed across the Atlantic from Spain to the Caribbean in 2018, Irish Central reported. He’s even climbed Mount Everest.
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