The other day in English Portsmouth with a significant coincidence of the public opened a memorial plaque in honor of sir Alec rose. Opened on the house where sir Alec once lived and traded where he owned the vegetable store.
What? You don’t know who that is? Oh, rose was a very remarkable person. In 1966, he was planning to throw a glove to Francis Chichester (which you certainly know) and at the same time with him to go to a single round trip. I wonder who would win in this dispute. But – did not happen, and rose went on their 36-foot Lively Lady only a year later – July 16, 1967.
Around the world he walked around 354 days, making two stops in Melbourne, where he lived, his son, and in the new Zealand town of bluff, to replace the broken mast. Home to Portsmouth, rose returned 4 Jul 1968 – 10 days before his sixtieth birthday, and he was met by tens of thousands of enthusiastic fellow citizens.
However, you can see how it was met. That’s really really – as a hero!