After yesterday's post saying I like to read about adventures rather than take part in them, I pick up this morning's Times to find that, almost fifty years after his solo circumnavigation of the globe, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston became the oldest ever competitor as he set off from the North coast of France, bound for Guadeloupe in the Caribbean in the Trans-Atlantic Route de Rhum race.
Eating nothing but freeze-dried food brought back to eatability with boiling water, doing wees and poos in a bucket on a rope, sleeping only two or three hours at a time, at most, and downloading the weather forecast six to eight times a day, he says he feels about 48 rather than 75.
He says he is doing it 'because I bloody well want to!' - what better reason. I wish him God speed and hope he wins. I shall sit in my armchair and follow his progress.