Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Naked Rowing

Here is a story that caught my attention today in the news.  An Irishman, Keith Whelan, is rowing from Australia to Mauritius naked.  Keith wanted to be the youngest Irishman to complete this trip but while out at sea he ran into a rather riotous storm which caused him to bang his head on a bolt inside his sleeping compartment.  The injury required a Japanese Cargo ship to reroute and rescue him.

But I know that is not why you are reading this story, you want to know about the naked part.  Keith is rowing naked because he thinks that while at sea his clothes will accumulate salt and cause some serious chaffing.  So my question is which would be worse the chaffing or the sunburn?  I leave the answer up to you.

If you would like to read about more details you can read The Austrailian.

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