Man Kayaking around North America makes pit stop in Gainesville

A man from the U.K. trying to kayak around the East Coast of North America made a stop in Gainesville.

60-year-old Steven Chard says his adventure is a part of an effort to raise money for nine charities around the world.

Some of the money he raises will go towards three American charities including Disabled Veterans, the American Kidney Fund, and the U.S. Navy Submarine Force Museum.

He is staying with a family in Gainesville while he waits to continue his journey.

To follow his adventure, his facebook page is titled, "Kayak 'The Great Loop' -paddle with Steve"