“We have found "OLO" at first light this morning, just south of St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly. Looking in top shape Olek was pleased to see us on a lovely summer day, but he is keen on to move on to mainland France
"In the worst case scenario, I did not think I could find myself in something so downing. My attempt to get out of this terrible conflict was a "signal strike". It was a sign of despair, that I was hurt, and I couldn't seek help from anywhere" -
- “Mr. Doba and his kayak are already on board. We are working hard to fix the rudder," wrote to me Isaac Ansari, a Hong Kong-based company representative on Friday, June 30, 2017, shortly after 12 noon East Coast time.
- It's not good! The upper sleeve is twisted at the top of the rudder. For a proper repair there were needed: a blacksmith, a welder and an engineer. There was only an engineer, myself - Alexander Doba reports from the Atlantic
"First, algae from the Saragossa Sea, an entire algae family began to appear. I paddled in ever deeper waters. The isobars on the map were showing that I was close".
- " I am spinning around like I did once in the Bermuda Triangle", writes Aleksander (Olek) Doba, who, for the last two weeks has been paddling in his kayak named OLO, in the Atlantic Ocean, or more precisely still in the New York Bay area.
A 70-year-old grandfather attempting his third Atlantic crossing in a kayak has been turned back by heavy weather and will try again to clear the U.S. east coast later this week.
"95 percent of people die in bed, why should I lie down?” Alexander “Olek” Doba, 70, is off again to continue his Third Transatlantic Kayak Expedition.
Seventy-year-old Polish adventurer Aleksander Doba is again at sea, attempting his third Atlantic crossing in the custom, 23-foot oceangoing kayak he calls Olo. Doba left the mouth of New York Harbor yesterday afternoon after nearly being swept onto rocks at Sandy Hook, the same spit of land where his kayak was driven ashore nearly a year ago.
Le kayakiste polonais qui s'était élancé dimanche pour sa troisième traversée de l'Atlantique a renoncé après un naufrage au large des côtes américaines.
Aleksander Doba writes on his website that his age doesn’t seem to reflect how he feels. “The date in my ID says that I’m 70 this year. But I’ll tell you a secret-sometimes I feel like a teenager. Maybe my soul is not aging.”
New York (AFP) - A Polish grandfather left New York Sunday on his third solo trans-Atlantic crossing in a kayak, aiming to arrive in Portugal in time to celebrate his 70th birthday on firm ground in September.
Um avô polonês partiu de Nova York no domingo (29) para sua terceira viagem solitária no Oceano em um caiaque, com o objetivo de chegar a Portugal a tempo de celebrar seu aniversário de 70 anos, em setembro.
Dzień Dobry TVN, 30.04.2016
Each of us could ask oneself: what did You do in your life? Because, for instance Aleksander Doba crossed the Atlantic on a kayak twice. And he is going to do it again. But why do such an expedition by the worst weather and along the most difficult route?
TVP2, Pytanie na śniadanie, 30.04.2016
Everything is almost ready. The kayak is already on the way to New York. Its captain – Aleksander Doba – is going to surprise the world again. He heads out on, as he says, a life journey. He will start in New Jersey on 29th May. He has 3000 nautical miles to overcome and the journey will last about 3 Months.
Polish Radio Three, 24.04.2016
He argues that it is better to live one day as a tiger than one hundred years as a sheep. His principle is: the more difficult, the more interesting. What pushes many away, draws him…
Not only once has he proved that for him there nothing is impossible. Aleksander Dobra again sets out to conquer the Atlantic… on a kayak
He is turning 70 in September and he still poses himself new challenges. Not only once has he proved that nothing is impossible. At the end of May Aleksander Doba will embark his Third Transatlantic Excursion. This time he will be kayaking from New York to Lisbon. He is an inspiration to many people. During the meetings which take place in the whole Poland he talks about his adventure but also motivates others to achieve their dreams. In Adrianna Otreba’s report Alekander Doba he talks about his determination, enormous passion and preparation for the next expedition.
On 29th May of this year Aleksander Doba will launch his oceanic kayak named “OLO” on the Atlantic for the third time. Unlike the two previous expeditions, this time the kayaker will be paddling to the East - starting near the Statue of Liberty in New York and finishing in a well-known to many travelers and discoverers Belem, a famous harbor district of Lisbon. In this way he intends to fulfill his transatlantic expedition’s goal – doing a closed loop from the East to the West and back.
National Geographic, 08.04.2016
On 29th May of this year Aleksander Doba will launch his oceanic kayak named “OLO” on the Atlantic for the third time. Unlike the two previous expeditions, this time the kayaker will be paddling to the East - starting near the Statue of Liberty in New York and finishing in a well-known to many travelers and discoverers Belem, a famous harbor district of Lisbon.