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By Jules Verne


After making an audacious bet, the rich and whimsical Phileas Fogg makes an attempt a likely very unlikely feat -- to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days.

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And for as long as I had known him, he had spent every moment preparing for this journey. For more than a decade, it had been his dream to circumnavigate the world entirely by human power—a 42,000 -kilometre journey through seventeen countries that would take an estimated two years. For the last three years, he’d been working full-time on making it a reality. I had helped him prepare and when he began the expedition I continued assisting him with website updates, equipment needs, and route research.

The arrival of fall would inevitably bring degrading weather and heavy southwesterly winds. We had studied several marine pilot books and were well versed in the prevailing weather patterns. From about April until mid- to late September, the weather off the Portuguese coast is at its best. During this period, the Portuguese trade winds—gentle south-moving winds and currents—create a situation that would be ideal for taking us to the lower latitudes, where we would continue to encounter favourable conditions.

ALTHOUGH WEATHER WAS our biggest worry, Portuguese bureaucracy placed a close second. , electronic gear from Canada—and we struggled to retrieve it. We knew we could not buy these items in Portugal, so we had them shipped there while we cycled across Europe. Even that wasn’t easy because we didn’t have anyone in Lisbon to accept our parcels. General delivery at the post office wouldn’t work because many items were being shipped by courier. The Canadian Embassy in Lisbon flatly refused to accept anything on our behalf.

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