Sanders tired of waiting
81-year-old Australian John Sanders, who set off on his eleventh (!!!) solitary round-the-world trip at the beginning of November last year, again raised the sail. Yesterday, he left the island of Saint-Martin in the Caribbean and headed for Panama.
At Saint-Martin, Sanders was forced to spend almost four months – in agreement with the members of his Australian headquarters, he was waiting for the situation with the coronavirus to improve in the world. The logic was simple: a veteran traveler had to go through the Panama Canal, which means that a pilot and four mooring boats will have to board his Perie Banou II. What if they infect?
The wait on Saint-Martin did not help much: the situation in Panama is only getting worse, the peak of the epidemic has not been passed; So, 848 people fell ill with coronavirus in the country yesterday – this is a record. But how much can you wait? Here Sanders decided to continue the world tour.
In Panama, by the way, he will have to stop again. Two weeks to be observed at the observation. This is a prerequisite.
Recall that a number of Sanders achievements are included in the Guinness Book of Records. So, in 1986 – 1988, he walked around the "ball" three times – and solo and without stopping, breaking 71,000 nautical miles in 678 days.
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