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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
On July 26, Plastiki‘s journey came to an end when the boat reached the harbor in Sydney, Australia. The trip took four months to complete, and Plastiki traveled for 8,000 nautical miles.
Read about the end of Plastiki‘s journey and learn more about the boat, which is made of reused plastics and aluminum.
Read an interview with David on National Geographic Kids.
Photograph by Patrick Riviere courtesy the Plastiki Expedition/Adventure Ecology
After veering slightly off course, the Plastiki reached land on the island of Upolu in Western Samoa. David de Rothschild and Plastiki’s crew will chill out, shower, and sleep in beds in the port city of Apia before continuing their journey to Sydney, Australia.
Be sure to check out the Plastiki updates and learn about the boat, which is made of reused plastics and aluminum.
Read the Wayward and Windward blog post to find out what the locals use plastic bottles for!
Find out about Adventure Ecology.