Moby the boat - level 2
A man from Britain created a 20-metre boat, which looks like a whale. It took him 20 years and made him 100,000 pounds poorer.
The 73-year-old is planning to sail from a lake in Scotland to London and then to New York. The voyage across the Atlantic is going to be 5,600 kilometres long.
The boat’s name is Moby. He, of course, named it after “Moby-Dick”, the whale in Herman Melville’s famous book.
When somebody asks the former soldier why he’s doing it, he says, “why not? It is better than sitting and watching TV, isn’t it?”
Difficult words: sail (to travel at sea on a sailboat), voyage (a long journey or trip), former (-ex).
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