Traveling the World With a 71-Year Old Kayaker

Traveling the World With a 71-Year Old Kayaker

At the age of 34, Aleksander Doba paddled his first kayak. From there began a love affair with the sea that continues nearly four decades later. Driven by a fearless curiosity, Aleksander took to exploring the world from the seat of a kayak. In 2017, at the age of 70, he kayaked across the Atlantic for the third time, spending 110 days solo at sea. His entire journey from New Jersey to Brittany, France, took him 5,039 miles across the ocean, battling tropical storms and treacherous waves. For some, his expeditions seem impossible, but with every new adventure, Aleksander discovers a new, beautiful way to see the world.

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50 Comments

  1. annaniathairne on March 17, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    (___/)
    (• w • )
    (> <)

  2. Group Kirb on March 17, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    The devotion that the guy has for venturing is amazing

  3. KubiXXo on March 17, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    Tytanic nie dal rady na atlantyku.A pan aleksander kajakiem sobie przplynął cały atlantyk.

  4. Sebastian Honsa on March 17, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    You know what a 70 years old polish guy do? Well, whatever the fuck he wants.

  5. DariusDaro on March 17, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    it is never to late to do something. leave your smartphone at home for just 24h and start exploring

  6. Extra Saucy on March 17, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    2:08 THE LEGS!!!!!

  7. Xxwolf CookiieXxx on March 17, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    tak

  8. Axeshiyea X on March 17, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    "Illuminati confirmed"

  9. Elif Mark on March 17, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    Respekt😃👏👏👏💕

  10. annaniathairne on March 17, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    (___/)
    (• w •)
    (> <)

  11. Galaxy LPS on March 17, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    I am Polish! Ja jestem Polska!

  12. Jan Klaeui on March 17, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    That’s a hell of a video! Such amazing shots!

  13. Mikołaj Szymanowski on March 17, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Kto z Polski i jest dumny z tego człowieka niech da łapkę w górę

  14. Arynus1 on March 17, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    OOOOO coś z polski w końcu

  15. lucky on March 17, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    To dopiero polak a nie jakiś Lewandowski

  16. Martin Baksa on March 17, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    What is he eating on his trips

  17. Eddie Potter on March 17, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    Carry on dear sir. Keep doin you!

  18. Murmad Man on March 17, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    If I ever see this Polack’s boat I will ram and sink it

  19. Marcy Wieczerzak on March 17, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    HEY I’M POLISH TOO!!!

  20. Tonya Stumphauzer on March 17, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    awesome!!!!

  21. dhanter on March 17, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    Poland Police XD

  22. Xxwolf CookiieXxx on March 17, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    I am polish☺☺☺

  23. Adriano 737 on March 17, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Absolutely Amazing! Inspiration

  24. BioHazard ;* on March 17, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    He is a legend

  25. Jafman on March 17, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    110 days at sea alone? what does he eat and drink?

  26. RD Singh on March 17, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    Thats called living we all are just surviving

  27. ewa ozga on March 17, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    😀🇵🇱🇵🇱🇵🇱❤️

  28. Jeffrey Koelewijn on March 17, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    Amazing !

  29. IDk on March 17, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    Wtf

  30. Fanny Aldrian on March 17, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    He’ll die smilling, no regret, no blaming.

  31. theo on March 17, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    olek to moj idol przysięgam

  32. Xxwolf CookiieXxx on March 17, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    nie tak do mozsa😅😅😅😅

  33. Joshua Heng on March 17, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    *this has got to be the best pirate I’ve ever seen* …

  34. LaserDisc on March 17, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    Polak potrafi! <3

  35. Manal Choudhry on March 17, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    how does he have the money to eat then?

  36. Toxic Mango on March 17, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Pray for him pls

  37. Haley Becker on March 17, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    This man is an inspiration. Reminds me of my grandpa who loves to cycle long distances. I think he feels it keeps him young

  38. KowalskiS on March 17, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    Polska !

  39. Monika Monia on March 17, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    Niesamowity 😃

  40. Xxwolf CookiieXxx on March 17, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    nie tak do mozsa😅😅😅😅

  41. Water Bottle on March 17, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    when you want to go to other cities except you dont have money

  42. GOLDY MACC Gmacc on March 17, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    That’s a boat ⛵ not a kayak they don’t have a sleep cabin

  43. Xxwolf CookiieXxx on March 17, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    nie tak do mozsa😅😅

  44. Nata Lie on March 17, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    Once i was sitting next to him on the train. He was telling stories, and all off them were emazing. I remembered one in particular. He told me that his biggest dream was to see a live shark, and once small one swam next to his kayak, and he dared to touch it. He is such an extraordinary man.

  45. Ramiz S on March 17, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    Old man and the sea

  46. Glory Sky on March 17, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    I think this comes to show how bad of a turn it was when we started farming and stopped traveling ages ago.

  47. Riispy on March 17, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    dang

  48. Emilia J on March 17, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    Super!!!

  49. jbaby007 on March 17, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    I read 7 year old kayaker but looked at the thumbnail like, "Maybe he started at 7?" lol Still very cool.

  50. promontorium on March 17, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    Agree with others, that’s not a kayak. Paddles don’t make it so. There is a separate category for row boats. Ed Gillet kayaked from Monterey CA to Hawaii, a 2,200 mile trip in 1987. Another amazing story is Oskar Speck who Kayaked from Germany to Australia from 1932-1939.

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