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Kayaker Aleksander Doba about 220 miles from second entry in paddling history

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According to journalists Richard Conn, “Despite setbacks, Aleksander Doba, a 67-year old Polish kayaker, continues his 5,400 miles paddling odyssey across the Atlantic Ocean. He hopes to end his expedition in New Smyrna Beach this month.”

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Mr. Doba left Lisbon, Portugal on 6 October 2013. He planned to arrive in New Smyrna Beach, Florida between February 10 and February 20 2014.

However, Mr. Doba encountered numerous obstacles along his journey.

“As if a series of strong storms packed with powerful winds aren’t enough for Aleksander “Olek” Doba to deal with as he attempts to paddle more than 5,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean in a 21-foot-long kayak, he now has to contend with a broken rudder.”

According to Richard Conn “The 67-year Polish adventurer tweeted on Thursday: My rudder has just fallen off! It has to be fixed in (harbor). My life and health are well.”

According to canoekayak.com, Polish-American explorer Piotr Chmielinski plans to travel to Bermuda to help Mr. Doba repair his rudder.

Mr. Chmielinski thinks that his Doba should be about 220 miles southeast of Bermuda by Saturday, 15 February 2014. Once Doba lands he can begin repairs on his craft. Chmielinski plans to be there with him.

This will delay Doba’s planned arrival. However, according to his friend Chmielinski, “Doba remains determined to reach Florida under his own power.”

“That’s in his head. That’s what he wanted to do. A very determined man”

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