Travelling against the prevailing winds and currents, far away from CES, Macworld, Technorati, business and traffic jam... birds eye view on the ocean... and one human being.
(the sign says : “I’m fine, Mom!”)
I have always been fascinated by people (men and women) challenging nature and themselves at the same time. They boldly go where no man or woman has gone before, delivering a message of hope and courage to the eyes of millions. They make us rediscover our planet under an extraordinary "human light".
I just wanted to attract your attention to someone who is doing it right now. Maud Fontenoy, 27 years old french woman, is sailing her passion to the extreme and making one of her dreams come true. Here is an extract of the press release and a (must see) link to her site covering the event.
“After rowing across the North Atlantic in 2003 and the Pacific in 2005, Maud Fontenoy set off from Reunion Island on 15th October 2006. She will sail single-handed around the world, against the winds and the current, via the three capes.
Five months alone, on a course that many have called “Everest via the North face”; around Cape Hope, Cape Horn, the Southern ocean, the Roaring Forties, the howling Fifties…”
Now, if you'd like to follow Maud's adventure, check the videos on her site and the hourly updated map on this link (the little red pointer is her boat). If you have Google Earth, you can also download a KMZ file with her current position and path around the globe. Breathe deep, close your eyes and just... imagine.
“Make your life a dream
and make the dream reality”
- Antoine de St Exupery.