Freya Hoffmeister is about to become the first woman to solo circumnavigate Australia. She's trying to beat the record of the only 3 people who've ever done it before, all men.
She's not someone you forget easily. She's an amazingly accomplished kayaker with a varied background, starting out as a model. With a height of 6' tall and always dressed in black, she's a striking figure with a larger-than-life personality.
Check out a profile here about her, then check out her web page.
Follow Freya on the homestretch as she paddles through some of the worst seas in all of Australia.