National Geographic Adventure has chosen their ten Adventurers of the Year. Readers are now encouraged to vote for their favorites for the People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year. One of the adventurers is David de Rothschild, who sailed across the Pacific Ocean in a boat built out of recycled, intact plastic bottles. The boat, named Plastiki, would draw attention to the problem of plastic waste in the ocean.
David hopes that his journey inspires people to take action and save the oceans. “I like to think of Plastiki as a metaphor for action. We built a boat out of plastic bottles and sailed it across the Pacific. Let’s apply the same ingenuity and hard work to the ocean’s problems.”
What was your best adventure in 2010? Leave a comment below and tell us!
Read about all of the 2010 nominees, then vote for your favorite on National Geographic Adventure.
Want to read more about kids having adventures? Check out the Hands-On Explorer blog.
Photograph by the Plastiki Crew