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Old 07-05-2019, 11:44   #1
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French man floats across Atlantic after four months in a giant barrel

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4 months in a barrel. At age 71 you'd think you'd place more value on your time.
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Only the French!!!
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I sure hope I'm healthy and fit enough by the time I hit my 70's.

Hard to believe anyone would think such an adventure boring, to each their own, sure beats playing golf
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If you really want to have some fun, go to wikipedia and compare his 4 month trip duration to the people who have "rowed" across the Atlantic.

He beat most of them hands down.
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French man crosses Atlantic in custom boat without primary propulsion, FIFY.
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10 ft long barrel. Shows how dumb the question is that gets asked on here on a regular basis -- what is the shortest boat that will work for bluewater ocean crossings?
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Well being all sealed up in a non-directed container designed to go over Niagara Falls in comfort, is a bit different from a sailboat.
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If you really want to have some fun, go to wikipedia and compare his 4 month trip duration to the people who have "rowed" across the Atlantic.

He beat most of them hands down.
Barreled across huh..!!!
Hope he enjoyed the 1 bottle of wine he took for his arrival..
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Well being all sealed up in a non-directed container designed to go over Niagara Falls in comfort, is a bit different from a sailboat.
I could also do the transatlantic in a well built 7ft coffin, but what's the point?
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dunno he seemed to enjoy it

yes me I'd prefer a bit more of the delusion that I'm in control
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Mr. Bricka's unassuming disposition makes his current endeavor seem all the more audacious. He is walking across the Pacific Ocean, from Los Angeles to Sydney, Australia, with nothing more than a pair of canoelike skis, a double-sided paddle and a catamaran tied to his waist and towed behind him, where he stores provisions and sleeps. That is a distance of about 7,800 miles, and he expects his journey to take about six months, provided he walks 14 hours a day.

This is Mr. Bricka's second adventure across the high seas. For 40 days in 1988, he walked across the Atlantic Ocean from the Canary Islands to Trinidad. That feat landed him in the Guinness Book of World Records for longest distance walked across water, 3,502 miles.

Obviously the blokes a wimp unlike the guy in the extracts above.
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