Trans-Atlantic trip — on a raft

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Four retired adventurers have set off across the Atlantic on a raft, obviously to some degree of criticism.

With ages of 84, 61, and two 57-year-olds, the British crew has adapted the theme, "Elderly Crossing," for the Atlantic raft adventure.

Balloonist, travel writer and one-time TV host Anthony Smith set off last weekend from the island of La Gomera in the Canary Islands for the Bahamas on this raft made from recycled items. The hull of An-Tiki consists of four huge PVC water pipes aligned fore and aft.

Click here for the full report, and click here for the project website.