Porthole 31 Oct 13

Granted it is Halloween today, but some people take the power of pumpkins too far. Contemporary artist Dmitri Galitzine has become the first person to sail across the Solent River between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight...in a hollowed out pumpkin. Galitzine fitted the pumpkin boat with a outboard motor which allowed the “vessel” to travel at up to 2 knots, subsequently allowing him to complete the crossing in just less than two hours. The pumpkin itself was grown by Mark O’Hanlon - a famous grower of oversized vegetables ...
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