SOME stories just make you appreciate the comfort of a cruise ship even more.
John Martin III set sail on his small dinghy earlier this year from Anchorage, Alaska, bound for mainland China.
His plan was to sail down the Yukon River and across the Bering Sea before hugging the Asian coastline until he was near a sliver of Chinese territory between Russia & North Korea.
His boat, stocked with only a bucket of salmon bellies, a jug of grape juice, water and a compass, was soon blown off course however, and facing dehydration he shipwrecked himself on the remote Chukotka peninsula in Russia.
The Russian Govt is now trying to deport the 45-year-old man who needs to raise more cash to make the journey home.