Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Bottle top boat

While we were out cruising on Saturday, we passed a chap paddling along in a somewhat small, home made boat, looking tired but determined. A bit later on, we passed a bloke with a video camera who asked if we'd seen a little boat being paddled along, and we explained that he wasn't far behind us. 
Yesterday's Cambridge News and BBC Look East explained what it was that we'd seen: the little boat was made of 10,000 melted milk bottle tops and was being paddled along the Cam to raise money for the Women's Royal Voluntary Service, who had organised the collection of so many bottle tops. He melted down the plastic lids and formed them into a little boat.

You can see a video about the boat here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-13751139 and his Justgiving site is still accepting donations here, if you want to help raise money for the charity, and see a few more photos of this bizarre little craft!

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