A BURNHAM adventurer is set to tell the story of her 3,000-mile voyage across the Atlantic.

On Saturday 21 September, The Burnham Yacht Club in The Quay will host an evening of talks.

Police officer Dawn Wood, who earlier this year completed the huge solo row from Gran Canaria to Barbados, is the special guest of Burnham Yacht Club on Saturday night.

On January 5 this year, Dawn set off from Gran Canaria in an epic campaign to the name of raise awareness about plastic pollution.

Throughout the talk, the audience will be treated to videos from Dawn’s challenge, where she came into contact with a host of sea life, saw the damage caused by plastic pollution upon the sea, and her battle with the elements.

Rowing at night, facing huge waves and through strong winds, Dawn was challenged to her limit throughout the 53-day voyage.

During her challenge, Dawn wrote a blog to vent her frustrations, track her movements and speak openly about her emotions as she took on the incredibly solitary task.

In one blog on February 11, she said: “I am rowing as hard as my body will allow and the hours go into the night, but the mileage tally does not reflect the effort.

“I am praying to the wind gods that it will start to pick up again.”

In another entry as she edged towards her final destination on February 21, Dawn added: “Now the end is in sight I have started to think about my lovely little house and can’t wait to get back there.

“It is surrounded by trees, we have squirrels and all kinds of wildlife visit the garden and the river is just down the end of the road.

“I love it, especially on warm evenings when me and Jaime can sit on the deck and enjoy dinner with a glass of wine.”

Guests will hear from Burnham’s famous rower herself as she breaks down every moment from her Herculean effort.

Tickets are £28 per person and include a two-course meal followed by Dawn’s talk on her Atlantic adventure.

All profits from the event go to the Marine Conservation Society.

For more details, visit rbyc.uk/an-evening-with-dawn.