Explorer Pushes the Boundaries

Explorer Pushes the Boundaries of a Human-Powered Watercraft - NYTimes.com

A 48 year-old paddler, Wave Vidmar, is about engage in a serious undertaking: paddling solo for 3,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean from California to Hawaii. Vidmar, who plans to leave from Sausalito, figures the trip will take from 45 to 60 days.

“I’m definitely scared,” Vidmar said in a story by the New York Times today. “There are times that I realize this is not a small undertaking.”

The Times story said Vidmar plans to consume 5,500 calories a day. He’s no stranger to long-distance solo adventures, having once skied to the North Pole. At night he will inflate pontoons to stabilize his kayak so he can slip down into it and sleep.

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2 Responses to Explorer Pushes the Boundaries

  1. Jason says:

    This is B.S., and he hasn’t left yet. I would look into his background before posting such garbage.

    • Jason: What do you know of this guy? I looked around after seeing your note and can not find anything that appears suspect about his background. Can you point me to a source/link? I do see that he has postponed leaving but is allegedly to leave soon. Best, HM

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