A mysterious castaway claiming to have been lost at sea for 13 months is now safely back on land, but many questions remain about how he could have lived on his small boat for so long as it drifted across the Pacific Ocean.Yeah. Just *TRY* to get the Gilligan's Island theme out of your head. I know I sure can't...
The man calling himself Jose Salvador Alvarenga turned up in a heavily damaged boat on a remote coral atoll in the Marshall Islands, claiming that he had been living off fish and turtles he had caught and relying on rainwater, and sometimes his own urine, to drink.
This reminded me of the Kon Tiki, Thor Heyedahl's primitive raft that he used in the 1940s to illustrate the possibility of South American natives colonizing islands in the South Pacific. The story always fascinated me, probably because it was bug nuts insane. Imagine living for months at a time on the open sea in this:
Yeah, I couldn't either.
That is all.