Getting to Hawaii the hard way

HONOLULU (AP) - September 2, 2008

The British environmentalist is trying to become the first woman to row alone across the Pacific Ocean.

She's now completed the initial leg of her epic voyage -- a 99-day, 2,900 mile row from San Francisco to the Hawaiian islands.

Savage says she wants to raise awareness about plastic garbage polluting the ocean.

She's taking a break before beginning the second of three legs of her solo journey.

She plans to start rowing again in early 2009.

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