Sunday, April 12, 2015
Why Would An Eighty Five Year Old Man Want To Cross The Atlantic In A Garden Shed On A Raft Made From Plastic Pipes...
to cross the Atlantic in a garden shed balanced on a raft made of plastic pipes with a wooden
telegraph pole as a mast.
Because it was on his bucket list. Because he hadn't done it before and because it was there to be done. What a silly question.
Anthony Smith collected three other pensioners, all of whom were dreamers and do'ers and after much preparations took off at around two knots. Two months later and seven hundred miles off course he took stock of the situation and with a new crew completed the voyage with a twenty three day leg a year later. There's more about the man and his dream here.
It's hoped the remarkable Anthony Smith
ticked off all the items on his bucket list.
He died aged eighty eight last year.
If you can dream it, you can do it...