Video: 71-year-old man is trying to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a barrel

71-year-old man is trying to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a barrel

Most people spend the day after Christmas relaxing with their families. But one man began a journey across the Atlantic in a barrel. Navigator Jean-Jacques Savin, of France, is currently floating somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean in nothing more than a bright orange barrel.

He hopes the currents will transport the barrel from his starting point in the Canary Islands, off the coast of West Africa, to somewhere in the Caribbean. He doesn’t know exactly where he’ll end up, but he’s hoping for a French island such as Martinique or Guadalupe. 

“That would be easier for the paperwork and for bringing the barrel back,” he said.

See a video here.

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