Last Saturday to the pier near his home in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry landed 64-year-old Harry Crothers on the boat Kind of Blue.
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Arrival Crothers became quiet Londonderry a real event: the last couple of miles along the river Foyle he was accompanied by honorary escort of friends and admirers, and on the Wharf, among others, met the Deputy mayor, then in his welcoming speech noted that the achievement of Mr. Crothers will be proud of many generations of superorganized.
So what Mr Crothers has done? The rapid spread of coronavirus found him in the Caribbean, airports one after the other stopped working, when this was imminent hurricane season, and then 64-year-old lover sails decided that home, in Londonderry, he will return to his Kind of Blue. Which is actually not adapted for travel over a length of almost 4000 nautical miles.
But it is bad. In 2009, Crothers badly injured his hand, and she ceased to listen to him. In 2018, the hand on the advice of doctors and is amputated.
So severoirlandtsev all four thousand miles was driving his boat with one hand. And at the finish, answering many greetings, said that in fact nothing heroic in his transatlantic crossing no.
We will dare to disagree with him.acrossatlantic