Crossing The Atlantic

Photo: Robin Lovelock

Maybe it's because I just saw the movie The Life of Pi, or maybe it's because I sailed as a kid- but I think this needs to be a bigger story. Today, November 27th (the day of my birth, but keep that on the down-low as no one at the office is aware of it) a miniature boat was launched in hopes of being the first unmanned craft to (intentionally) cross the Atlantic. Robin Lovelock is a retired NATO scientist and the creator of this project. He believes the vessel will have to navigate 6,000 miles via GPS to make it from the coastal village Barton on Sea, England.

Lovelock has, an albeit eclectic, but great website. You can watch videos, get updates, and even follow an up-to-date GPS map of the boat.

For my business partners who visit these pages... OK - I confess! I DO spend much of my time on this hobby project :-)

I guess maybe because I am a hobbyist at heart, and I love seeing other's passions - but I think this is great. Keep it up Mr. Lovelock!

Photo: The Telegraph

Link | Via Arbroath

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Dark brown is the river,
Golden is the sand.
It flows along for ever,
With trees on either hand.

Green leaves a-floating,
Castles of the foam,
Boats of mine a-boating--
Where will all come home?

On goes the river
And out past the mill,
Away down the valley,
Away down the hill.

Away down the river,
A hundred miles or more,
Other little children
Shall bring my boats ashore.
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