The guy went from France to New York on a small boat
An eco-activist from France toured Europe on a bicycle, and then went on a small boat across the ocean, making the trip from Paris to New York under his own power. What is the ecology here? It’s just that all the way the man ate garbage and expired food - and all this for the sake of the environment.
French activist Baptiste Dubanchet crossed the Atlantic in a pedal boat, eating only expired food along the way to draw public attention to the unreasonable waste of food. During the journey, which took four months, the 29-year-old man ate 50-year-old honey, lentils harvested 10 years ago, and rice stored since 2011.
The man began his journey in Paris - he rode a bicycle through France and Spain to Morocco, where he loaded himself and the bicycle into a small pedal boat, in which most of the food supplies prepared for the long voyage were waiting for him. On a boat, Dubanchet went to Miami, and there he again changed to a bike and drove to the Big Apple.
All this time, according to the man's calculations, he moved at a speed of 40 nautical miles a day on water and from 40 to 75 miles a day when he was on land.
Traveling alone was not without dangerous situations - the activist met whales that could capsize the boat, and got into a storm.
I was completely alone in the boat. It was a solitary journey without any help. It felt like I had been sailing for 10 years. One day a giant whale appeared near the boat. He was twice the size of the boat and could turn it over or break it with a blow of the tail. It was very scary. Sometimes I was cold and couldn't move and couldn't do anything about it. The storms were also very scary, but you saw them in advance and could realize what was about to happen. Some devices broke, and sometimes it took time to fix them. The radar broke, and I could not find out that a boat appeared somewhere nearby, eI fell asleep, so I could only sleep for 20 minutes at a time, to be sure that there were no large ships nearby, The Daily Mail quotes the traveler.
But despite the dangers, Baptiste found pleasant moments in the journey.
At times I was very scared, I asked myself more often than ever if I would be alive the next day. But the stars were amazing. There were millions and millions of them, they sparkled like dust all over the sky.
Dubanchet notes separately the purpose of his journey.
This project was a way to draw people's attention to the fact that they need to be smart about spending food. Fresh foods need to be frozen so that they do not have to be thrown away later. And foods that do not contain liquid should not be thrown away after the expiration date, they can be stored until they are eaten.
Dubanchet is far from the first person to change his life in the city for lonely travel. What is a guy from Australia worth who a few years ago sold all his possessions with the exception of a van and went on a trip across the continent with the only companion - his cat. The trip has no final destination and is still ongoing.