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Sep 26, 2013, 07:00pm #1
67 year-old kayakist Aleksander Doba, from Police, northwestern Poland, is to leave today from Lisbon, Portugal, and kayak
(!!) all the way to Florida, USA, in about 4 months, 8,500 km!!! (about 5,280 miles!!)
This is not his first (crazy) trip.
Doba is the first person to sail in a 7 meter ocean kayak across the Atlantic ocean using the power of his muscles alone, a voyage that spanned 5394 kilometers. Doba's effort is believed to be the longest open-water crossing ever undertaken by a kayaker, at roughly 99 days. He was 65 years old when he undertook this journey. [...] Doba's journey started at 15:30 Polish time on 26 October 2010 in Dakar, Africa, and ended when he reached Brazil, touching dry land at 10:12 local time for the first time in after 98 days, 23 hours, and 42 min. He then reached Acarau at 17:50 local time (99 days, 6 h, 20 min).
Doba has also paddled in kayak among others around the Baltic Sea (in 1999, 80 days, 4227 km), from Police to Narvik (in 2000, 101 days, 5369 km) and around Lake Baikal (in 2009, 41 days, 2000 km).
You can leave him a support message [facebook.com/kayakacrosstheatlantic].
You can also visit his [plus.google.com/u/0/115946681830282374712/posts] - official page. (in Polish)Huge respect, and wish you an amazing trip, Olek!
Time to go!