British father's incredible seven-month, 7,400-mile journey as he becomes the first person ever to row solo across the Pacific Ocean

British father's incredible seven-month, 7,400-mile journey as he becomes the first person ever to row solo across the Pacific Ocean, BRITISH CULTURE, FAMILY, TOURISM, TRAVEL, SHOCK

British father's incredible seven-month, 7,400-mile journey as he becomes the first person ever to row solo across the Pacific Ocean

Chinese portal  A British father celebrated reaching Australia after a seven-month solo-row across the Pacific Ocean with his favourite biscuit.

Shortly after stepping off his boat in Cairns, Queensland, John Beeden, 53, said he was most looking forward to 'a ginger nut biscuit and a shower'.

British father's incredible seven-month, 7,400-mile journey as he becomes the first person ever to row solo across the Pacific Ocean, BRITISH CULTURE, FAMILY, TOURISM, TRAVEL, SHOCKMr Beeden, from Sheffield, has become the first person to row solo from North America to Australia in one unbroken journey, but revealed he nearly gave up on the finishline.

British father's incredible seven-month, 7,400-mile journey as he becomes the first person ever to row solo across the Pacific Ocean, BRITISH CULTURE, FAMILY, TOURISM, TRAVEL, SHOCKHe had originally planned on finishing his Pacific row in November, and joining his wife Cheryl and teenage daughters for Christmas, but the trip ended up taking three months longer than expected due to severe weather.

British father's incredible seven-month, 7,400-mile journey as he becomes the first person ever to row solo across the Pacific Ocean, BRITISH CULTURE, FAMILY, TOURISM, TRAVEL, SHOCK'There were times I didn't think I could go on. When you keep getting pushed back hundreds of miles that you have already rowed you have to dig deep,' he told the Daily Express.

British father's incredible seven-month, 7,400-mile journey as he becomes the first person ever to row solo across the Pacific Ocean, BRITISH CULTURE, FAMILY, TOURISM, TRAVEL, SHOCKHe revealed he was closest to giving up when he was just 54 miles from Cairns harbour, on Christmas Day, as weather conditions made it impossible for him to make headway.

British father's incredible seven-month, 7,400-mile journey as he becomes the first person ever to row solo across the Pacific Ocean, BRITISH CULTURE, FAMILY, TOURISM, TRAVEL, SHOCKMr Beeden touched land for the first time in 209 days as he arrived in Cairns, Queensland on Saturday having rowed 7,400 nautical miles since setting off from San Francisco on June 1.

Mr Beeden, who lives in Toronto, Canada, took on the challenge after previously rowing the Atlantic in 53 days and not finding it challenging enough.