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Beyond the limits of human capacity
on 5 November 2009
Maurice and Maralyn Bailey wrote a book about an incredible adventure at sea, but most of all they proved that as a team, humans can face the worst and adapt to the most hostile environment. Sure, few of us would have had the physical and moral strength to spend six months on a leaking live raft drifting out into the vast Pacific, without any hope to be seen or found one day. But the Baileys showed us that it is possible. After several months, when they "had become part of the sea", both were convinced that they could have lived on that way forever, they didn't expect anything from the outside world anymore. Their story teaches us a lesson about humans, our unbelievable resources and our capacity to adapt - as a team. For those who think that +200 pages about drifting in a 2 m2 live raft might become monotonous, be assured that you'll enjoy every page!