Cold Bay to Unalaska is nearly 200 miles. By plane, it takes about an hour. By kayak, it's nearly a month. Akio Shinya made the trip -- with three others -- in 24 days.
"I am old man, 69-years-old," Akio Shinya said. "So very hard, but now I am happy."
Over the past 16 years, he has taken six kayak trips to the Aleutian Islands. A place he considers special.
"Kayak was born here," Shinya said. "Aleutian Island chain. They have big history, so I am interested in the ancient people and Aleutians."