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Isn’t it ironic…don’cha think?

Eco-sailors rescued by oil tanker:

An expedition team which set sail from Plymouth on a 5,000-mile (8,000km)carbon emission-free trip to Greenland have been rescued by an oil tanker.

Raoul Surcouf, Richard Spink and skipper Ben Stoddart sent a mayday because they feared for their safety amid winds of 68mph (109km/h).

All three are reportedly exhausted but safe on board the Overseas Yellowstone.

Mr Surcouf, 40, from Jersey, Mr Spink, 31, and Mr Stoddart, 43, from Bristol, are due to arrive in the USA on 8 May.

More of the story here. And, the intrepid launch of the mission where it all began…here.

This reminds me of an old local story reminiscent of the Berkeley Tree Sitter Saga.

Goes like this:  My city’s downtown community landmark shopping district decides to undergo a face lift thereby denoting the need for a parking lot expansion (I know, I know, I can hear it too: “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot, shoo-bop-bop-bop!”).  In the path of this expansion is a series of rather tall pine trees.  A tree hugger decides he’s gonna save them, climbs up into one and then promptly falls the hell out of it and breaks his arm.

The irony here is, the tree he climbed had already been slated to be kept.  They only cut 3 trees out of the 20 or so in any case.  Still…sucks to be that guy!! lol!

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