- Category: News & Views
- Created: Wednesday, 18 April 2012 14:16
- Written by Charles Doane
Matt Rutherford off Virginia Beach (photo courtesy of Mark Duehmig)
Editor's note: Andy Schell, my Matt Rutherford correspondent, shot me this report just moments ago. LET'S GO, MATT!!!
You'd think that in a voyage of now 310 days--the time Matt Rutherford has been at sea since departing the Chesapeake almost a year ago--the hardest part would be far behind him.
But in fact, the hardest part is right now.
Matt has the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel in sight, and is only a handful of miles from crossing his outward track, which would make him the first person in history to complete a solo nonstop voyage around both American continents. He's already been recognized by the Scott Polar Institute as having piloted the smallest vessel ever through the Northwest Passage, and if the weather cooperates, he'll make history again in a much bigger way sometime today.
The trouble is the weather is not cooperating.Write comment (2 Comments)