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Frenchman (71) crosses the Atlantic ocean in a wooden barrel, with foie gras and wine
The French adventurer Jean-Jacques things to do (71) began his remarkable journey: the Atlantic in a special wooden barrel. And what you take as a Frenchman on a trip? Foie gras and wine of course.

The wine is intended for his birthday, because in a few weeks things to do 72 and then floats he still somewhere in his orange tons around on the ocean.

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He has just begun the great crossing, who gave him the island of El Hierro in the Canary islands to the Caribbean islands, propelled by nothing more than the flow. The trip is about 4,500 miles long. the

“As it looks now, behave my capsule is very good and works the wind for sure until Sunday in my favor", said things to do just before departure for the French news agency AFP.

Small window

things to do, a former paratrooper and parkwacht, is now in his orange monster, made of resin coated plywood. The rig should not only against the elements to protect, but would also be strong enough to a killer whale attack to pass.

The Frenchman should the inside with a six square meters, to cook, to sleep, and his goods to save. There is a small window in the barrel so that it can look.

He will during the trip are to share experiences on Facebook - with the help of solar energy, he can online. Yesterday he said that ‘all goes well’.

Three months

Probably doing the adventurer about three months about the trip. He made the trip four times previously with a sailing boat, but is curious how it goes as he is only by the currents carried.

“I would really appreciate it as I'm on a French island bowl, such as Martinique or Guadeloupe. That would also be helpful regarding the paperwork and the tons of back to house to get", said things to do and against AFP.

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