I bet he's hopping mad
A 71-year-old Frenchman has departed on a journey across the Atlantic in a specially designed barrel capsule, which will use ocean currents alone to propel him across the sea.
Jean-Jacques Savin set off from El Hierro in Spain’s Canary Islands on Wednesday and is aiming to complete his 2,800-mile journey to the Caribbean in about three months. Savin will drop markers from his three-metre long resin-coated plywood capsule along the trip to assist oceanographers in their study of currents in the Atlantic Ocean. The barrel is equipped with a kitchen area, and a mattress with straps to keep him from being thrown about by rough seas.
You don't get to say you crossed the ocean unless you wind up hitting land, otherwise you're just still in the ocean.He's gotten as far as the Caribbean.
A 72-year-old Frenchman has reached the Caribbean Sea after spending four months drifting from the Canary Islands in a barrel.
Jean-Jacques Savin, an adventurer and former paratrooper, claimed to have achieved his goal of becoming the first man to cross the Atlantic without sail, motor or human power.
“The Atlantic crossing is a success,” he said by satellite phone. “Now I have to find a way to be picked up and dropped off near a port. At the moment I’m drifting towards Florida.”