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Monday, September 04, 2017

Old man and the sea - Doba

"Old Man and the Sea" is likely to bring Ernest Hemingway to mind.  But, in the non-fiction section it might be an old Polish man.

The old Pole,  Aleksander Doba, who is 70 years old paddled his way across the Atlantic Ocean in a kayak from New Jersey and came ashore in Le Conquet, Brittany, which is on the coast of north-west France. The 100 day journey was his third trans-Atlantic kayak adventure.

Doba in his kayak
He was the first person to paddle across the Atlantic in a kayak on muscle-power alone in 2010 from Senegal to Brazil.

In 2013 he repeated this feat when he kayaked from Lisbon to Florida at 67 years old.

Old man and the sea Doba
Aleksander Doba's voyages were the longest open-water kayak voyages ever made. He was born: September 9, 1946 in Swarzędz, Poland a small town situated in the Poznań metropolitan area. Now Doba lives in Police near Szczecin, Poland. He was named 2014 Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic.
Doba has also jumped 14 times with a parachute, piloted gliders and practiced cycling. He also holds a marine yacht steersman license.


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