All's well for brothers one week into voyage
The two Pasco County brothers and their 21-foot fishing boat are making their way up the coast, a week into their 6,200-mile, 46-day trans-Atlantic voyage to Germany. Ralph and Robert Brown contacted the Times Friday from outside Charleston, S.C.
"I'm okay, having fun!" Ralph said in an e-mail message.
Their GPS showed them near Atlantic City, N.J., on Monday; they plan to reach Boston on Thursday. The brothers are raising money for six veterans' foundations.
They already hold the Guinness World Record for the longest nonstop ocean voyage in a flats boat, which they earned in 2007 for making the 1,400-mile voyage from Atlantic Beach, N.C., to Bermuda to New York Harbor.