April 28, 2019
Not that Guidon, not that Diogenes
AFP reported that French 72-year-old retiree Jean-Jacques Saven, who set out to cross the Atlantic in a barrel on December 26 last year, announced on Saturday that his voyage had been “successfully completed” after entering the Caribbean Sea.
“After 122 days and nine hours I entered the waters of the Caribbean. The intersection of the Atlantic is over. Thank you all, ”the adventurer announced by email.
The message was accompanied by a not very legible photograph from the screen of his GPS.
"I crossed the necessary meridian, the crossing of the Atlantic was successful. Now I have to find a way to land near the port, currently I'm going to Florida, but I'm still far from the shores of the Greater Antilles," wrote Savin.
His “companion”, as he calls the barrel in his Facebook posts (TESA, or Crossing the Atlantic), was made at the small shipyard Arès (Gironde department), the barrel is only 3 meters long, has a diameter of 2.10 meters and has a living area of 6 sq.m.
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