The French adventurer Jean-Jacques Savin spent over four months alone, floating across the Atlantic Ocean. "It's freedom," he said.

On a journey across the Atlantic Ocean, French adventurer Jean-Jacques Savin spent 127 days alone in a large, barrel-shaped capsule made of plywood, at the mercy of the winds and currents. He had no television. No Facebook or Twitter.

In December, Savin, a former military parachutist, pilot and park ranger in Africa, set sail from the Canary Islands, the Spanish archipelago west of Morocco, in the orange vessel he built. It measures about 10 feet (3m) long and 6 feet 8

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