Aleksander "Olek" Doba kissed the ground after he landed on Saturday. He was greeted by hundreds of cheering supporters.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A 67-year-old Polish adventurer has paddled his kayak into New Smyrna Beach to mark the end of a 6,000-mile, trans-Atlantic journey.

They Daytona Beach News-Journal reported that Aleksander "Olek" Doba kissed the ground after he landed on Saturday. He was greeted by hundreds of cheering supporters. A flotilla of fellow kayakers joined him as he paddled into the marina.

Doba left Lisbon, Portugal on Oct. 5, but was forced to stop in Bermuda for repairs to his 21-foot kayak from Feb. 13 to March 23.

He said the most-difficult part of his trip was navigating through the choppy waters of the Gulf Stream just days before he reached the Florida coast.

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