Ocean rower on a book wave

A STOCKBROKER who rowed across the Atlantic single-handed is writing a book about his 5000-mile adventure.

Leven Brown, a descendant of explorer Christopher Columbus, set off from the Spanish port of Cadiz, in August and arrived in Scarborough, Tobago, on January 27.

Mr Brown, who sold his Restalrig house and most of his possessions to fund the costs of the expedition, has decided to chart his journey in a book he hopes will be finished by the summer.

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For more than five months, Mr Brown followed in the footsteps of his famous ancestor.

However, unlike Columbus, who needed three ships and 90 men, the stock trader completed the journey completely on his own, fulfilling his goal of rowing the whole way.