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Adventurous Cape newlyweds to spend honeymoon rowing 4 000 kms

Extreme adventurers Riaan and Vasti Manser aren't your typical newlywed couple.

The pair, who were married in May, are starting their new chapter with an intense challenge - rowing across the Pacific Ocean.

Riaan says the journey is an opportunity for them to make something legendary of their lives.

We are going to have a great story to tell our children and grandchildren one day.

Riaan Manser, extreme adventurer

The couple will fly to the United States and row from California to Hawaii (the final destination), in a vessel aptly named "Honeymoon".

It's just that stretch of 4 000 kilometres in between that we have to row.

Riaan Manser, extreme adventurer

The pair predicts that it will take between 6 to 8 weeks to reach the tropical islands.

This is not the first time that they've journeyed through choppy waters together.

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