Thursday, January 04, 2007

Yo ho ho and a bottle of ... coke

"A British teen became the youngest person to sail solo across the Atlantic Ocean, completing a 3,500-mile voyage Wednesday when he reached the Caribbean island of Antigua. Mike Perham, 14, waved his fist triumphantly to a small crowd of Antiguan officials and supporters as he docked his 28-foot sailboat outside St. John's on the southeastern side of the island."

An absolutely amazing feat.

Mike's official welcome from local dignitaries included being given a basket of fruit. The traditional gift for long-distance sailors is a bottle of rum; they gave that to his father. Seems like a rum deal to me. (I have been reading too much of Dr Stu!)