Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Turkish adventurer rows across Atlantic , will visit Costa Rica

Eruc hopes to reach the Costa Rican city of Limon in June.By AA, Madrid

(zaman.com) - Erden Eruc, a 45-year-old Turkish adventurer, started his around the world adventure by successfully rowing a 7.9- meter long boat across the Atlantic Ocean.

Setting off from Lisbon in Portugal on 19 October 2005, Eruc successfully crossed the Atlantic rowing to the Caribbean Barbados Island arriving on April 30.

He is the first Turkish man to cross the Atlantic Ocean powered only by his own muscle. Still rowing on the ocean, Eruc hopes to reach the Costa Rican city of Limon between June 5 and 10.

Dreaming of rowing around the world since 1997, Eruc first rowed from North America to Alaska in 2003.

Also planning to climb the world’s highest summits on six separate continents, not including the South Pole, the Turkish adventurer hopes to realize his dreams by 2011, if everything proceeds as planned.

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