My daily laps on the Milwaukee river trail are about as mundane to post about as they are to run. I did register a new PR on the trail of 1:12:18 yesterday which was mostly due to a fast first few miles of venting frustration. Anyways I thought that it was due time to spot light another epic adventure. So here it is!This adventure captivated many from the very though simply because of the outlandish and bold statement “I am going to sail across the Pacific Ocean on plastic bottles.” Almost any sailing journey in our vast Oceans intrigues me however, this one in particular did because of the pure guts and foresight that David de Rothschild displayed. No one believed he could do it and he proved EVERYONE wrong. After several failed hail designs, where the boat would simply fall apart in the water, three years later they got it right. On March 20, 2010, the sailing vessel set off from San Francisco, California to cross the Pacific Ocean with a crew of six: British skipper Jo Royle, co-skipper David Thompson, expedition diver Olav Heyerdahl, filmmakers Max Jourdan and Vern Moen, and expedition leader David de Rothschild. The 60 foot catamaran partially made from reclaimed post-consumer plastic bottles called the Plastiki. The Plastiki successfully completed its journey to Sydney on 26 July 2010. When reading through David’s story I was fascinated by a few things that truly make him an interesting caricature. He is the youngest heir to a family banking fortune in England. By FORTUNE I mean “a private investment banking company, belonging to the Rothschild family that was founded in the London in 1811 and is now a global firm with 50 offices around the world!” He was the youngest British person to ever reach both geographical poles. One of only 14 people ever to traverse the continent of Antarctica. The following year he lead an expedition to the Ecuador and documented the damage international oil companies had caused my drilling the vast oil reserved in the Ecuadorian rain forest. He was awarded the accolade of “Emerging Explorer” by National Geographic, was appointed an “international ambassador” by NGO Clean Up The World and nominated as a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum. To say the least the 34-year-old British adventurer, ecologist, and environmentalist has accumulated quite a few epic adventures and has help our planet in many ways through his work.