The young couple spent 56 days traveling on a makeshift boat
Wanting to experience a lot of emotions and incredible adventures, a young family and Polly Hilton Matt traveled for fifty-six days to four-meter boat equipped with oars out of the city in the British county of Devon, to the coast of the southern part of France, a city in the region Languedoc-Roussillon.
Matt Polly come a long way, approximately 1500 km on a makeshift boat, which with their hands raised Matt. The couple gave the name of his favorite "Dunlin" in honor of the small birds living in the swamps.
For the construction of boats it took six months, and then the guys went to wander from the River. From there they sailed using oars to Pula, located on the shores of the English Channel, where they were required to arrive on the ferry to cross the English Channel (La Manche), otherwise they are not passed.
Then the couple went to "Dunlin" in Cherbourg (a port city in the north-west of France), in Picardy, and from there on the Somme River in the city of Reims and on to the Rhône River. Matt Polly finished the tour in the port town of Sète, noting adventure bottle of champagne.
Even though the boat was a small sail guys most of the time spent at the oars. 28-year-old Polly, whose own business of manufacturing of cider, said that at times the weather was terrible, the first three weeks of travel without stopping pouring rain, which, of course, making them even harder to swim.
Soon the weather took pity on them, but the sail still can not be lifted, so they had to pull almost all the time. Of course, the trip turned out to be a very difficult test, in addition to a pair of periodic case some curiosities. For example, once they have lost lantern, floating in the 5-kilometer dark tunnel.
"Dunlin" in the process of construction.
By the way, the couple went on a journey for a reason, and in order to attract attention and raise money for the Fund's assistance to refugee children.
Matt Polly at the beginning of the adventure in the Bay Laluort, Dorset.
Matt posted on the boat tent, which could lay out and spend the night in it.
As expected, the end of a difficult journey a couple said bottle of champagne.