She’s paddled 3462 kilometers so far, and is doing this in three eight month long stretches, hoping to finish the trip to celebrate her 50th birthday. She’s going clockwise, having departed Buenos Aires on August 30th, getting Tierra del Fuego, the scariest part of the trip, out of the way first. Though I’d imagine the trip through the Panama Canal should be lots of fun as well.
She’s a successful business owner, former gymnast, former Miss Germany contestant, body-builder and sky-diver (she has sky-dived onto the North Pole). In a world where celebrities get attention for nothing more than existing, here is someone doing something extraordinary and being pretty much ignored.
Yeah, I was reading about her circumnavigation of Australia. She took a 357 mile “shortcut” across the Gulf of Carpentaria that took 8 days of paddling, which meant she had to sleep in the kayak. How the hell do you do that?
Bumping one last time to allow people to reflect on the fact that she spent 8 days in a kayak traveling across a stretch of water roughly the same size as the Black Sea. Solo. No support boat traveling alongside her. That meant she she did everything in a kayak - eating, sleeping and even pooping. How the hell do you poop off the side of a kayak? How could anyone sleep in a kayak?
Hoffmeister has started the second leg of her trip. She took a planned break from May to August for winter, and started up again on August 25th. As of this moment she is in Mollendo, Peru and coming up on 10,000 km.
Meanwhile Kim Kardasian’s puppy is now housebroken and no longer shits in her purse.