Undertoad Tuesday Mar 18 12:58 PM
3/18/2003: Homebuilt boat sets off
chrisinhouston Tuesday Mar 18 01:06 PM
But if they do reach Australia, they suffer the fate of others only to be put in a detention center somewhere in the outback.
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Mar 18 06:25 PM
NO SMOKING !!!
wolf Tuesday Mar 18 07:41 PM
I wonder, though ... was it really WISE to name a boat after the Incan God of Storms??? Apu Viracocha is he who hurls down the lightning ... and brings the cleansing wrath of the storm to the people ... he's not your sissy gentle rain and benificence kind of God. He's more of a smiter .... He holds the lightning in his hands, and the rage of pumas is in his eyes. He's also the Creator god of the Inca.
Elspode Tuesday Mar 18 08:26 PM
Didn't Thor Heyerdahl pretty much already do this? Or is this a significantly longer journey or something?
The Mad Hatter Tuesday Mar 18 09:26 PM
Are you sure it is Viracocha, Undertoad? A few years ago, Phil Buck sailed from Chile (I think) to Easter Island on a reed boat named (IIRC) Viracocha. Also, that picture looks a lot like the pictures of the boat from his first voyage (but they'd probably mimick the first design anyway, so...). In any case, the book <i>Four Men and a Duck</i>, which a journalist (who participated on the first expedition) wrote, is good.
Undertoad Tuesday Mar 18 11:39 PM
Nope, I'm not sure - in this case I'm dependent on the wire service caption, from which I just took the information.
Griff Wednesday Mar 19 07:25 AM
Leus Wednesday Mar 19 10:00 AM
It's the Viracocha II. Last month I was in Viña on vacations, and they were exhibiting it. Impressive work.