British woman takes brief break on Alaska island after grueling, exhilarating solo ocean trek

Sarah Outen (OO'-ten) can be excused for being a bit of a slacker this week, having just become the first woman to row solo from Japan to Alaska.

The 28-year-old British adventurer is taking a brief break in a small town in Alaska's Aleutian Islands. Outen, of Oakham, England, arrived in Adak late Monday after 150 days and 3,750 miles at sea in her boat, Happy Socks.

Outen said Wednesday that the journey has been the most amazing adventure of her life.

She says she battled fierce storms, exhaustion and a close call with a cargo ship as well as unforgettable encounters with whales, sharks and nights exploding with stars.

It's part of her plan for a global trek by boat, kayak and bike.