Evgeny Gvozdev lived in a first floor apartment in Makhachkala, Dagestan on the Caspian Sea, which is, after all, actually a very big lake.
He built his boat, the Said, on the balcony of his apartment.
And then he sailed all the way round the world and back home again.(PS. Sad to say, his body was washed up on a beach in Naples in 2007 with a deep head wound. It was to be his third circumnavigation. But hey ho.)
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