MOSTY U JABLUNKOVA Dřevěnka in the Office at the end of October filled with the scent of the sea and faraway places when talking about a voyage around the world with třineckým seafarer Henry Kuchejdou. His voyage on a wooden sailing ship lasted 5 years and 22 days.
Someone in the childhood dreamed of becoming a cowboy or an astronaut, Henry Kuchejda dreamed of becoming a seafarer. And decided to for this dream to sacrifice a piece of your life. He started together with friends from the construction of the vessel.
As a model served karaka (French a caravelle) from 16. century. Their Victoria wasn’t even a perfect replica of the historic ship, even the super modern high-tech yacht of the present. It was, however, solidly built wooden nautical sailboat, which my plavbyschopnost and resilience has demonstrated on countless occasions on each of the 49 122 miles on the trip around the world overwhelms. Victoria set sail 1. August 1999 from the Polish Szczecin.
On the way lasting 5 years and 22 days on the problems and difficulties of emergency was not. For example, right at the beginning, when the crew needed to get the ship to Poland, the height level of the Elbe was two meters and draught of the ship three meters. In Florida, then the crew spent nine months working to pay for a new engine. From the other side of Victoria experienced as well as romance.
“There was with us a couple who wanted to take. Under maritime law the captain is at sea and the right to marriage. We were just two witnesses and one justice of the peace. After returning home, however, we found that each state of the captain’s marriage law to be interpreted differently. The Czech legal system such cases recognises, but must pay at least one of two conditions: when one of the spouses dies or the ship is sinking,“ described as it turned out almost wedding day Kuchejda.
Třinecký quelimane at the same time admitted that the biggest challenge was the “eternal” search for the crew. From the original dvanáctí people have endured the construction of the ship and the whole cruise only Ivan Eagle, Michal Nešvara and just Henry Kuchejda (on the photo on the right).
About his experiences wrote the book “the Idiots on the road around the world”. Knowing what’s waiting for him, they would have the same cruise complete didn’t want. At the conclusion of the later for your quote of a member of the crew of Ivan the Eagle: “He who understands nature, is going to study biology. The one who doesn’t understand himself, going to study psychology. And the one who doesn’t understand anything going on the sea.“