It seems like just yesterday that David de Rothschild's Plastiki, a vessel constructed of 12,500 recycled bottles,
was setting sail from Sausalito.
But 130 days and 8,000 miles later, reports indicate
that the Plastiki
has reached its destination: Sydney, Australia.
It apparently wasn't easy.
blog tells us that "during their third of a
year at sea, the
encountered storms, searing heat, high swell, ripped sails, and a host
of day-to-day challenges. They shared cramped quarters, ate food grown
in an on-board garden, and broadcast updates on their progress via Twitter
and a number of media interviews from the boat."
If all that doesn't somehow eventually destroy the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
(said purpose of the journey
), we don't know what will. We really don't.Follow us on Twitter at @TheSnitchSF
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