Atlantic Kayaker Wins 2015 People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year

Updated 2-17-2015

“If 67 years young can do it, you can do it, too.” — Aleksander Doba, who made the longest open-water solo kayak crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in history.

The votes have been counted—a record-setting 521,000 of them. Our People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year  award goes to Atlantic kayaker Aleksander Doba.

“It was the vote at National Geographic that showed how many known and unknown friends I have all over the world who are fascinated with a 67-years-young adventurer in a kayak on the great ocean. It makes me feel humbled and very honored,” said Doba on winning this award. “I have two sons and two granddaughters. I hope they will learn not to be afraid to dream, turn dreams into plans, and bring plans to reality. Then there is the satisfaction of great achievements.” Read about his Atlantic expedition.

“Thank you Jim Butterfield and the Bermuda Sloop Foundation for helping in my return on board the sloop Spirit of Bermuda, to my original route after I was forced to land in Bermuda. I also thank the people of Bermuda for their warmth and cordiality,” says Doba, who was waylaid in Bermuda to repair mechanical failures during his expedition. “I extend special thanks to Piotr Chmielinski for his great, comprehensive engagement and assistance.”

Photograph courtesy prezydent.pl
President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski congratulates adventurer Aleksander Doba with the Polonia Restituta Knight Cross award; Photograph courtesy Piotr Molecki/KPRP

And the awards continue to come in. On Monday, February 16, Doba received the Polonia Restituta Knight Cross award from the Poland’s president, Bronislaw Komorowski.

“Thank you for a remarkable feat that made Poland famous all over the world,” President Komorowski said.

But Doba’s not hanging up his paddle yet. In spring 2016, at 70 years old, Doba plans to attempt crossing the Atlantic Ocean solo by kayak again, this time starting from New York and finishing in Europe.

We asked Doba, now 68, for some life lessons learned from the hull of a kayak set on a course for big dreams.

On living adventurously: “I have always been curious as an active tourist. Exploring the world is very fascinating. When you go on a long trip (regardless of the type) it is impossible to predict everything. This unpredictability is a magnet for me, while to some people it is discouraging. [A] life full of fun and adventure is a dream [for] many people. I try to not only dream but also to plan and carry out the expedition. Adventures will meet us on the way …. not in a chair in front of the TV.”

On courage: “When I have a goal, I try to strive hard for it and to overcome the emerging problems instead of looking for excuses why I did not pursue it.”

On friendship: “A friend in need is a friend indeed: This old proverb really works on expeditions.”

On wonder: “For me, fascinating are the moments of silence before a tropical storm. The water is calm, there is a light breeze and powerful storm clouds … for several kilometers, extending from horizon to horizon. I can sense the energy pulsing from breaking waves and the inevitability of a violent storm, which in the moment will embrace me. This beauty of mighty nature is fascinating.”

Aleksander Doba in his kayak, OLO; Photograph by Nicole Muirhead
Aleksander Doba in his kayak, OLO; Photograph by Nicola Muirhead

On solitude: “[During] intense everyday life we don’t have time for self-reflection. During several months of solitary expedition I have time to contemplate matters [that] normally I would not spend time on. It’s fascinating how deeply a man can look into himself when not distracted by daily worries.”

On regret: “Sometimes I regret that I did not do something, that I left it for later—for the ‘holy never.’ It doesn’t happen often though.”

On fitness: “I do not go to the gym to exercise. Daily physical activity and various expeditions allow me to maintain good physical and mental condition—I am a tourist, not an athlete.”

On money: “As yet, I haven’t made money on any of my expeditions. My wife always is teasing me that in everyday life I am too frugal to make sure that I can collect funds for the next trip.”

On dreaming big: “Do not be afraid to have dreams. Turn your dreams into plans—ambitious plans—and then pursue those plans. It is important to plan carefully and systematically prepare for the implementation of the ambitious plans. Be consistent in execution of your plans without letting yourself be distracted in the process. My prescription is simple and effective. However, it is not easy for the dreamer to be methodical!”

On staying young at heart: “We are aging spiritually and physically. I believe that living an active life, being open to people and opportunities, and eating sensibly, as well as skipping addictions—especially cigarettes—is very important. When exploring the world, start with the surrounding area. Then go farther and farther. Avoid toxic people. Be yourself, natural and joyful. Let’s enjoy every moment of life, because there is nothing better.”

Translation by Piotr Chmielinski

Comments

  1. tm
    United States
    February 11, 2015, 12:31 pm

    Congrats Mr. Doba!!!

  2. Aga GJ
    Poland
    February 11, 2015, 2:06 pm

    I want to offer him my compliments and congratulations and wish him well. Poland!!!!

  3. Anna
    London
    February 11, 2015, 2:20 pm

    Wonderful, Mr Doba. Well don. But please do not neglect your wife, you adventurous types are often terrible husbands 😉

  4. K&M
    Poland-Warsaw
    February 11, 2015, 2:39 pm

    Congratulations, we were with you, Mr. Doba, every day and we voted for you each day. 🙂 Hope you’ re reading this.

  5. S. Danielski
    Sturgeon Bay, WI
    February 11, 2015, 3:07 pm

    The tribe has spoken 🙂 . Well deserved.
    Congratulations Olo.

  6. Gracz
    Polska
    February 11, 2015, 3:44 pm

    Great! Congratulations great Mr Doba!

  7. Mahmud
    Doha, Qatar
    February 11, 2015, 3:48 pm

    Wow…!!! Great…..

  8. KRZYSZTOF
    Whitby/Ontario/Canada
    February 11, 2015, 5:23 pm

    Bravo Olek. !!!!!!!
    You are my REAL GREAT HERO !!. I am very proud of You .
    I wish You STO LAT and much…..much more .

  9. Elmostafa Hamdane
    Meknes MOROCCO
    February 11, 2015, 5:54 pm

    Congratulations Dear Aleksander Boba.I wish you all the best and GOOD LUCK for your next adventure across the Atlantic.

  10. Kasia
    USA
    February 11, 2015, 6:12 pm

    Congratulations!!! 🙂 Well-deserved title

  11. Wiktor
    usa
    February 11, 2015, 10:36 pm

    Panie Aleksandrze jest Pan WIELKI, gratuluje

  12. Kola
    Poland
    February 12, 2015, 1:47 am

    Gratulacje Panie Aleksandrze!!

  13. Szymon
    Poland
    February 12, 2015, 1:57 am

    Gratulacje Panie Aleksandrze!

  14. Czesiek
    Guildford, uk
    February 12, 2015, 2:33 am

    Kolejny rekord 521 tysiecy glosow 🙂 Gratulacje Tato. Jestes inspiracja dla nas i wielu innych ludzi.

  15. Mariusz Bednarz
    Poland
    February 12, 2015, 4:37 am

    Congratulations!! He will be in WONDOL 2015 in Szczyrk, POLAND, March 20-22 🙂

  16. Magdalena
    Barcelona
    February 12, 2015, 4:40 am

    Panie Aleksandrze! Dziekuję za pozytywne wibracje. Jest Pan Wielką Osobowością i Nieokiełzanym Duchem Przygody!
    Gratuluję!

  17. Thomas Dabek
    London, UK
    February 12, 2015, 5:54 am

    Congratulations on your solo crossing. Your achievement was by far the most worthy to win.

    Best of luck in your next endeavour, my family sends you greetings and wishes you good fortune. Sto Lat!

    Thank you for setting up such a good example and for being an inspiration to so many of us.

  18. wojtek
    USA
    February 12, 2015, 6:53 am

    Gratuluje Paine Aleksandrze !!
    Thank You to all Voters !

  19. James Gaowei
    Dali, Yunnan, China
    February 12, 2015, 8:20 am

    Sto lat!

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  21. barbara Nowicki
    United States
    February 12, 2015, 10:52 am

    Gratulacje i wszystkiego dobrego na nastepna trase

  22. Edward
    Poland
    February 12, 2015, 2:49 pm

    Brawo, fantastyczny wyczyn i do tego doceniony na świecie!

    Greetings from Poland and big thanks for all voters!

  23. Andrzej Nyga
    London
    February 12, 2015, 2:55 pm

    Congrats Olus! impossible robisz od reki! All the best

  24. W
    Poland
    February 12, 2015, 5:35 pm

    congratulations !
    Best of luck on your next adventure !

  25. Kamol
    Dhaka, Bangladesh
    February 12, 2015, 11:51 pm

    Great encouragement. Great philosophy of life

  26. john
    WA
    February 13, 2015, 11:34 am

    That old boy looks like Posidon incarnate

  27. Ahmad Khan.
    larkana. Pakistan .
    February 13, 2015, 1:41 pm

    I salute u Mr Aleksander Doba .
    courage ,you have taught us.

  28. Malgorzata
    USA
    February 14, 2015, 10:36 am

    Congratulation Aleksander Doba, AMAZING MAN – inspiration for all generations . He prove many times that you can dream BIG and if you work hard your dream come true ! He is the BEST!

  29. Marcin
    USA
    February 14, 2015, 12:50 pm

    It is so amazing and very inspiring. Aleksander showed that the age doesn’t really stops you from following your dreams. Congrats!!!

  30. Jolanta
    new york
    February 14, 2015, 1:04 pm

    Olek congratulations!!! I admire your positive energy and constant smile on your face. You are an inspiration for all of us.

  31. Gosia
    Warsaw, Poland
    February 14, 2015, 1:17 pm

    Absolutely amazing adventure!!! Brave man 🙂

  32. Chopin
    Germany
    February 14, 2015, 1:29 pm

    it’s a great honor to know Olek personally. He is another example of “dreams coming truth” when you really work to make it happen. Well done Olek. You’re great inspiration to many adventurers all over the world. Keep paddling, keep inspiring!
    Thanks to NG too for covering this great adventure. There will be more – I’m sure of it.
    There are so many travelers who just live their dreams trough, still undiscovered. Keep searching …
    There are so many of those who need to be inspired…
    Poland is hell of a good example of both – keyword KOLOSY
    yes we are!

  33. Agnieszka
    Rzeszów, Poland
    February 14, 2015, 1:31 pm

    COngratulation! He is the Best! His courage is endless. Super an example for all of us!

  34. Marek Mazur
    Polska
    February 14, 2015, 2:20 pm

    Congratulation for both achievments!

  35. Iwona
    Gdańsk Poland
    February 14, 2015, 3:04 pm

    Congratulation Olek !! You are the best 🙂 Great and fantastic person !!!

  36. Aleksandra orlowski
    Bermuda
    February 14, 2015, 3:30 pm

    Congratulations! It was well deserved!

  37. marcin
    Warsaw, Poland
    February 14, 2015, 4:15 pm

    You’re absolutely great guy Olek!!!!

  38. wojtek kozak
    Toronto
    February 14, 2015, 4:19 pm

    What a great achievement !!!

  39. Iwona
    Gdańsk, Poland
    February 14, 2015, 4:22 pm

    Congratulation !!!!

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  41. MRoses
    February 14, 2015, 4:38 pm

    Congratulations Dear Aleksander Doba!! Thank you for an inspiration to me. I wish you good luck for your next adventures and all the best, and more, more successes 🙂 Best Regards from 3City!

  42. Peter Wytykowski
    Stany Zjednoczone
    February 14, 2015, 5:04 pm

    Congratulation! Olo deserved it like nobody else. Amazingly strong man!

  43. Jacek
    Poland
    February 14, 2015, 5:05 pm

    Great voyage of a great man. And surely that’s not the last word!

  44. Martyna
    Peru
    February 14, 2015, 5:23 pm

    Congratulations Olek! The great explorer and adventurer. All the best for your next expedition.

  45. Adam
    Toronto- Canada
    February 14, 2015, 5:25 pm

    Olek’s expedition shows that the impossible becomes possible if you really put your heart into it. I’m glad this very honorable title of Adventurer of the Year 2014 goes to Olek, as it is very much deserved. Congratulations!

  46. Aga
    February 14, 2015, 6:26 pm

    It’s great and so inspiring! I’d love to learn more about that expedition – not only about facts, but also about Olek’s experience. His sentence “It’s fascinating how deeply a man can look into himself when not distracted by daily worries.” – seems to be just a beginning. If Olek publishes a book, I’ll be one of the firsts to read it!

  47. Aleksandra & Tudor
    Boston, MA
    February 14, 2015, 8:17 pm

    Amazing adventure!!!! Congratulations and thank you for being so incredibly inspiring!! We are huge fans!!!!

  48. Jozef
    Richfield WI ASA
    February 14, 2015, 9:10 pm

    As I approach retirement I will be taking Olek’s advise and plan some activities outside my comfort zone.

  49. Rita
    Singapur
    February 15, 2015, 6:06 am

    congratulations!! that was amazing!!!

  50. Kaśka
    Poland
    February 15, 2015, 10:35 am

    Good job! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for your next projects!

  51. Ela
    Poland
    February 15, 2015, 11:12 am

    It is so amazing and very inspiring.. Congratulations!

  52. Magdalena Chmielińska
    Poland, Rzeszów
    February 15, 2015, 7:31 pm

    Congratulations Mr Alexander Doba. You are our National Hero! What a great example for everyone…for those who have allready feel like they are young in their body and mind so they are able to esteem your whole achivement, and especially for those who haven’t feel that way yet but now they do not have excuses! You have smashed many tipical stereotypes about “people are able who win”. You have just shown us who is able to achive huge goals, no matter how hard they can be and at what age you decide to reach your dreams!thank you for that!

  53. Emkay
    Georgia, United States
    February 16, 2015, 9:46 am

    I hope you had a wonderful time on your voyage…

  54. Kinga
    Poland
    February 16, 2015, 3:10 pm

    Congratulations Olek! I was sure you are the best!

  55. Miras
    Poland
    February 16, 2015, 3:30 pm

    Chapeau bas!!!

  56. Piotr
    Poland
    February 16, 2015, 3:49 pm

    Congratulation! It was amazing!

  57. Marti
    Poland
    February 16, 2015, 3:50 pm

    Olek you’re an awesome guy! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for your next projects!

  58. pr z
    Poland
    February 16, 2015, 4:23 pm

    fabulous! great guy, great trip’s

  59. JR
    PL
    February 16, 2015, 4:26 pm

    Olek, Yes, You Can!!! 🙂

  60. Domik
    February 16, 2015, 5:29 pm

    Great achievement! And he still remains decent and unpretentious despite the double success, respect!

  61. Maciej
    Poland
    February 17, 2015, 7:47 am

    What a guy! Tough, modest & adventurous. Poland needs heroes like Olek.

  62. B. J.
    New Smyrna Beach, FLA
    February 17, 2015, 2:27 pm

    Congrats Olek. Still excited you shared your journey with us. And a hugh Thank You to Piotr as well.

  63. Beata
    Poland
    February 17, 2015, 2:40 pm

    AMAZING TRAVEL ! CONGRATULATION !!!! 🙂

  64. Jarek Rybacki
    Poznan, Poland
    February 17, 2015, 6:02 pm

    Gratulacje Olku. Do zobaczenia na spokojniejszych wodach !!!

  65. Agata
    Warsaw, Poland
    February 18, 2015, 9:09 am

    Olek the Great, Olek the Greatest! Congratulations and fingesr crossed for your next trips.

  66. Marek
    PL
    February 18, 2015, 10:25 am

    Fantastic ! Respect !

  67. Charlene Schlueter
    Suttons Bay, Michigan USA
    February 18, 2015, 4:31 pm

    You’re an amazing man, Olo! Fearless and determined. Congratulations!

  68. JAN
    Poland
    February 19, 2015, 4:01 am

    Super Olek! Congratulation!

  69. Maria
    Poland
    February 19, 2015, 4:51 am

    Congratulations Mr. Doba. I am very proud of you. All the best for your next expedition.

  70. Andrew Pi
    Abuja, Nigeria
    February 21, 2015, 2:33 am

    Hard worked and well deserved recognition!
    Sincere congratulations. What’s next Olo? You wil not sit quiet, will you?

  71. Magdalena
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    February 22, 2015, 8:41 am

    What you did was absolutely amazing, congratulations! 🙂

  72. Mikolaj
    Poland
    February 22, 2015, 5:25 pm

    Congratulation Olek and thank you for inspiration to fulfill our dreams!

  73. Romek
    Poland
    February 22, 2015, 5:35 pm

    Congratulation sir! 🙂 You are the Best! Yours courage are endless. Super an example for all of us!!! 😀

  74. Wioletta
    Polska
    February 22, 2015, 5:36 pm

    Olo, You are the beast… Respekt! 🙂

  75. MadLu LuMad
    Warszawa
    February 22, 2015, 5:37 pm

    The most valuable man !! Totally genius for all !! Dear, charming, strong !!

  76. Slawomir
    Poland, Warsaw
    February 22, 2015, 5:45 pm

    Congratulations great Dear Mr. Aleksander Doba !!!
    It is so amazing and very inspiring. I wish you good luck for your next great voyage and adventures.

  77. Katarzyna Skowroń-Giniewska
    Poland
    February 22, 2015, 5:46 pm

    Congratulations Mr. Doba! Im so happy 🙂 Poland!!!

  78. Adam Tarniowy
    U.S.
    February 22, 2015, 5:47 pm

    Impressive achievement. I’m waiting for the details of the next trip

  79. Andrzej Kozakowski
    Szczecin Poland
    February 22, 2015, 6:02 pm

    Chapeau bas Olek!!!

  80. Kasia gembalik
    Warsaw
    February 23, 2015, 2:14 am

    Olo You are my hereo.

  81. aga
    polska
    February 23, 2015, 3:09 am

    Well done Olek 🙂 MY HERO 🙂

  82. Grazyna
    Holland
    February 23, 2015, 8:27 am

    Congratulations, we were with you, Mr. Doba, every day and we voted for you each day. Thank you for inspiration to fulfill our dreams!

  83. Monika Policzanka
    Noway
    February 23, 2015, 12:01 pm

    I am proud to have come from the same town as Mr. Doba. Thank you for your positive emotions:-). Congratulations !!!

  84. Włodek
    Poland
    February 23, 2015, 3:34 pm

    Aleksander Doba was a patron of one of the schools in Poland. Although many opponents always knew it was a good choice because he is not only a role model for the students but for all the people who usually when pensions are no longer going to dream of great deeds. Olek showed that was then that is the time to do something big
    Poland, Iwiecino,
    Włodek. Z.

  85. Marta
    Warsaw, Poland
    February 23, 2015, 5:00 pm

    What a fantastic man! Few could be so brave.

  86. Lisa Mickey
    New Smyrna Beach, Florida
    February 23, 2015, 8:33 pm

    Olek, We are still talking about you and the day you paddled into our marina here in New Smyrna Beach, Florida to conclude your trans-Atlantic trip. We’re still amazed by this feat! Congratulations for a remarkable achievement of human tenacity, will and courage.You are an inspiration to all kayakers on both sides of the Atlantic!

  87. Wiesiek Koc
    Poland
    February 24, 2015, 12:53 am

    An amazing feat. Great mind

  88. Aleksander Doba: Adventurer of the Year
    February 24, 2015, 8:57 am

    […] of unwavering confidence and willpower, the kayaker shared some of the lessons he learned from the hull of his kayak. From “dreaming big” to “living adventurously” Doba has wise words that every explorer […]

  89. Jacek Stec
    Manchester
    February 24, 2015, 9:22 am

    I’m proud to know you Olek. I hope you will enjoy another journey ! Adventure rules!

  90. Luciano Lucci
    Italy
    February 24, 2015, 2:47 pm

    Congrats ! 67 years of dreams ! 😉 Great !

  91. mooni
    Poland
    February 25, 2015, 1:01 am

    It is prod to be a Polish too …

  92. Patrick
    Zambia
    February 26, 2015, 9:05 am

    Congrats Mr Doba.

  93. Patrick
    Zambia
    February 26, 2015, 9:08 am

    Congrats Mr Doba. wishing you well.

  94. Terry challice
    Huckleberry swamp area - ottawa Canada area
    February 26, 2015, 10:00 am

    Keep going:

    I write my age out -in- Roman numbers:

    This way it looks younger:

    Or morris code:

    Age in no , is 64.

    Keep warm.
    —————

    – . .-. .-. -.–

    By,

  95. Madeleine Missrider Velazquez
    Worcester Massachusetts
    February 26, 2015, 10:10 am

    You are an inspiration.
    My fans say the same to me at http://www.missrider.com/
    YOU My Friend are truly amazing and my inspiration.
    I have shared this blog post with my students as they are currently writing papers on Dreams and Fears……
    Thank you for sharing.

  96. Nicolas Hale
    U.S
    February 26, 2015, 3:13 pm

    Now this is inspirational. We at Art of Adventure.net believe in “exploring the adventurous life”. Doba shows us how to do it.

    Nicolas Hale
    Art of Adventure.Net

  97. Mariusz
    Kabul, Afghanistan
    March 2, 2015, 6:42 am

    Amazing achievement! Good luck in your next expedition

  98. targonski
    germany
    March 6, 2015, 6:39 am

    for me it is adventure which belong to absolute top compare to Bronsons Ballon treavel and similar.
    Perhaps will you write the book about ?
    jan targonski

  99. Gabi
    poland
    March 9, 2015, 5:40 pm

    Congrats! Well done.

  100. Tomasz
    Polska
    March 10, 2015, 2:38 am

    Congrats Olek

  101. Rafał
    Poland
    March 10, 2015, 8:05 am

    Congratulations Olek! I was sure you are the best!

  102. Ewa
    Poland
    March 10, 2015, 11:10 am

    Congratulation! Olo deserved it like nobody else. Amazingly strong man!

  103. Aleksander Kowalski
    Wodzisław-Gorzyce DPS
    March 10, 2015, 2:40 pm

    Kto się codziennie snuje z kąta w kąt ,po obudzeniu się rannym
    niech pomyśli o Olku Dobie o Piotrze Chmielińskim to otrzyma potężnego kopa optymizmu i energii i to od razu podrzuci go przynajmniej na Babią Górę póżniej na ocean emocji też a potem odpocznie na Szczelińcu.Jesteście wspaniali _ HORYZONTEM do którego się dąży a który się oddala.Pozdrawiam .

  104. Sylwia
    Poland
    March 10, 2015, 3:42 pm

    I am proud of this great Traveler of Poland !!!!

  105. Adam Grzegorzewski
    Poland
    March 11, 2015, 4:35 am

    It’s hard to say more worlds… As Olek said to Mr. President – he represents all Polish kayakers. I am sure that lots of them transmitted the positive energy during his expedition and Olek could feel it! The third expedition will be the most difficult, but he’s got our support. We keep our fingers crossed!
    Adam Grzegorzewski

  106. Adam
    Toronto
    March 11, 2015, 10:41 am

    Gratulacje i podziekowania za trzymanie mnie w napieciu przez caly czas wyprawy. Mam nadzieje ze to nie ostatni wyczyn.

  107. Sylwia
    Gdańsk
    March 11, 2015, 11:16 am

    it’s amazing!
    Alex, your feat is for us Poles honors!!! thank you!

  108. Magdalena
    Sheffield UK
    March 11, 2015, 2:34 pm

    Great Man! What a beautiful example!

  109. Mariusz
    Łobez
    March 11, 2015, 2:43 pm

    Gratulacje i kolejnych wielkich wypraw życzę.

  110. Łukasz
    Brodnica
    March 11, 2015, 2:48 pm

    Congratulation !!!!

  111. Konrad
    PL
    March 11, 2015, 2:48 pm

    There is no bigger ocean on earth! Aleksander now You have no choise for next trip only Mars

  112. Paweł L
    Polska
    March 11, 2015, 2:53 pm

    Wszystkiego dobrego, świetna sprawa!

  113. Adam
    Polska
    March 11, 2015, 3:23 pm

    Podziwiam, szanuję, GRATULUJĘ!!!

  114. Magda
    Gdańsk
    March 11, 2015, 3:38 pm

    Wielkie brawa jest pan niesamowity 🙂

  115. Jason
    Poland
    March 11, 2015, 3:44 pm

    Nice Olek !! Very Very Nice 😀

  116. ula
    Poland
    March 11, 2015, 4:01 pm

    🙂 You are my hero. Congratulations!

  117. Rafał
    Poland
    March 11, 2015, 4:06 pm

    Congratulation! It was amazing!

  118. Monika
    Poznań
    March 11, 2015, 4:11 pm

    Panie Aleksandrze w imieniu rodziny Dobów Gratulujemy i dziękujemy:)

  119. Marta
    Polska
    March 11, 2015, 4:14 pm

    Congratulations, well deserved win!

  120. Czesław
    Gdańsk, Poland
    March 11, 2015, 4:56 pm

    Olle, Olle, Olek… 🙂

  121. Lazo
    Szczecin
    March 11, 2015, 5:05 pm

    Great Man!

  122. Sylwia
    Pruszcz Gd.
    March 11, 2015, 5:17 pm

    Olku, jesteś wielki;)

  123. marta
    Polska
    March 11, 2015, 5:54 pm

    Aleksander the Great ! Nasz Ci On ! 🙂
    Ogromna siła, moc, determinacja w dążeniu tam gdzie oko nie sięga. ..
    Inspiracja dla wielu.
    Mission impossible ? NOooo !

    Gratulacje !

  124. Marta
    Poland
    March 11, 2015, 6:07 pm

    Olo is the best! Congratulations! Always be happy and make your dreams come true! 🙂

  125. Robert
    poland
    March 11, 2015, 8:37 pm

    You are greate Olek

  126. Maryla
    Poland
    March 11, 2015, 10:14 pm

    I must say it: OLEK YOU ARE THE BEST OF T>HE WHOLE WORLD !!!
    🙂

  127. jan
    Palatine il, USA
    March 11, 2015, 10:20 pm

    Olek jestes najlepszy I cala Polonia jest z Ciebie dumna.

  128. Michał
    Pruszków
    March 12, 2015, 1:17 am

    Gratulacje Panie Aleksandrze 🙂 pokazał Pan że wierząc w siebie to najlepszy sposób na spełnienie swoich marzeń 🙂

  129. Ewelina
    Poland
    March 12, 2015, 1:30 am

    awesome guy and awesome adventure!!

  130. Maciej
    Zakliczyn Poland
    March 12, 2015, 1:37 am

    Great adventure!
    Pozdrowienia!

  131. Beata
    Polska
    March 12, 2015, 2:28 am

    What a fantastic man!

  132. Kaja
    Szczecin
    March 12, 2015, 2:31 am

    Wielki podziw dla Pana Aleksandra i jego pozytywnej energii!!!

  133. Adam
    Poland
    March 12, 2015, 3:00 am

    Brawo!!!!!

  134. UKS ALBATROS WOLIN
    Wolin Polska zachodniopomorskie
    March 12, 2015, 3:13 am

    To, co możesz uczynić jest tylko maleńką kroplą w ogromie oceanu, ale jest właśnie tym, co nadaje znaczenie Twojemu życiu.
    Albert Schwietzer
    Dziękujemy, Panie Olku , że Pan istnieje i jest Pan nieprzeciętnym wodniakiem, który daje ogromny przykład dla naszej młodzieży, cechując się wytrwałością i odwagą. Nie ukrywamy, że w Klubie zakupiliśmy kajaki i z młodzieżą będziemy rozpowszechniali ten wwspaniały sport oprócz żeglarstwa . Pozdrawiamy

  135. Violetta
    Szczecin
    March 12, 2015, 4:14 am

    Super Olo!!!

  136. julia
    poland
    March 12, 2015, 4:17 am

    Brawo! 🙂

  137. Zbigniew
    Poznań, Poland
    March 12, 2015, 4:50 am

    Mistrz nad mistrzami, a przy tym kromny człowiek!

  138. Piotr Ł
    Polska / Gniezno
    March 12, 2015, 5:30 am

    Będzie kolejny wyczyn?

  139. Andy P.
    Poland
    March 12, 2015, 5:52 am

    Fantastyczny wyczyn! Dołączył Pan do najlepszych “Ambasadorów Dobrej Sprawy”, ponad problemami tego Świata i pokazał że są ciekawe wyzwania, które można realizować. WIELKIE GRATULACJE!

  140. Paulina Duraj
    Police
    March 12, 2015, 6:13 am

    Super!!!! Jesteśmy z Pana dumni!! Dziękujemy 🙂

  141. Piotr
    Warszawa
    March 12, 2015, 7:46 am

    Pięknie, że sa tacy ludzie!

  142. Michael N
    Poland
    March 12, 2015, 8:16 am

    Well done. All Pole should be proud of you Mr. Doba. Congratulations and good luck.

  143. Franek
    Poland
    March 12, 2015, 8:41 am

    Congratulations on your great achievement!

  144. Michał
    Poland
    March 12, 2015, 9:45 am

    Congrats

  145. Marek
    Poland
    March 12, 2015, 10:15 am

    Szczere wyrazy uznania.

  146. Garet
    Polska
    March 12, 2015, 12:06 pm

    Nasz Doba!
    ps.widzimy się soon w Szczyrku 😉

  147. Mała Mi
    Polska
    March 12, 2015, 12:07 pm

    Gratulacje Olek !!! Jesteś najlepszy z najlepszych 🙂

  148. Ewa
    Poland
    March 12, 2015, 12:07 pm

    Congratulations! You’re great!

  149. Maciej
    Swarzędz
    March 12, 2015, 12:43 pm

    Kolejny Wielki Polak zapisał się w historii .
    Dziękujemy panie Aleksandrze

  150. CAMO
    March 12, 2015, 12:50 pm

    Alexander The Great!!!

  151. Marek Baranowski
    Prechlewo
    March 12, 2015, 1:58 pm

    Mój mistrz 🙂

  152. Jacek
    Poland
    March 12, 2015, 2:17 pm

    Wielki, kochany… człowiek!

  153. Bożena C.
    Skarżysko-Kamienna
    March 12, 2015, 3:29 pm

    … największy CZŁOWIEK współczesnej Polski. Wielkość czcionki ma znaczenie. Dla mnie jest Pan absolutnym CUDEM. Nie ma już takich LUDZI. Pan jest NAJWIĘKSZY… Pozdrawiam i mam nadzieję kiedyś uściskać Pana osobiście. (Y) Pozdrowienia i gratulacje również dla cierpliwej, szanownej małżonki. ONA też ma swój udział w tym sukcesie… 🙂

  154. Marcin
    Poland
    March 12, 2015, 3:38 pm

    Oby tak dalej! Trzymam kciuki!!

  155. Joanna
    March 12, 2015, 4:03 pm

    Olek, you are the best!

  156. Marek
    Lichfield UK
    March 12, 2015, 4:17 pm

    Well done 🙂

  157. Andrzej Urbanik
    Polska
    March 12, 2015, 4:59 pm

    Olek achievements are extraordinary.
    He is one of the greatest explorers of our time.
    Congratulations

  158. Joan
    Poland
    March 12, 2015, 9:37 pm

    Welll done. Congratulations …

  159. MoniQ
    POLAND
    March 13, 2015, 3:06 am

    gratuluje i dziekuję 🙂

  160. Maciej
    Poland
    March 13, 2015, 3:26 am

    Great achievement. Congratulations!!!
    And waiting for more 🙂

  161. Daniel
    Youghal Ireland
    March 13, 2015, 9:16 am

    Fabulous job. Great philosophy of life. Congratulations Mr. Olek. 😉

  162. Paulina
    Berlin
    March 13, 2015, 2:05 pm

    Olku, moglbys zadzierac nosa – wszyscy Cie podziwiamy, a Ty pozostales tak niesamowicie NORMALNY!! Opowiadasz malym dzieciom i doroslym o swoich przygodach i marzeniach, pokazujesz, jak fascynujacy jest swiat poza tym, co znamy na codzien – wystarczy tylko ruszyc tylek sprzed ekranu – gdzie wlasnie zreszta aktualnie siedze :), hmmm

  163. Katarzyna
    Cambridge, UK
    March 14, 2015, 2:10 pm

    Great achievement. Congratulations!!!

  164. Zofia Ł.
    Polska, Kraków
    March 15, 2015, 9:23 am

    Gratulujemy!!! Panie Aleksandrze, jesteśmy pełni podziwu i uznania !!!
    Congratulations!!!
    Pozdrawiamy, życzymy wiele dobrego, trzymamy kciuki:-)

  165. Daga
    Warsaw
    March 15, 2015, 12:28 pm

    Gratulacje!

  166. Irek
    Polska
    March 16, 2015, 7:21 am

    Fantastycznie Panie Alku, realizowanie marzeń to najpiękniejsza rzecz jak się nam przydarza. Życzę realizacji wszystkich.

  167. Aga
    March 16, 2015, 10:04 am

    Powodzenia ☺ pozdrawiam

  168. Aga
    March 16, 2015, 10:05 am

    Powodzenia i pozdrawiam☺

  169. Aga
    March 16, 2015, 10:19 am

    Powodzenia i pozdrawiam

  170. Aga
    March 16, 2015, 10:20 am

    Powodzenia

  171. Andrzej Kolasiński
    Poznań
    March 16, 2015, 3:05 pm

    Najserdeczniejsze gratulacje.Jesteś największy z nas – TM.

  172. Tom
    March 17, 2015, 1:02 pm

    Congratulations!

  173. Stasia
    March 18, 2015, 3:35 am

    Jestem bardzo dumna z Naszego Rodaka . Brawo Olek. To wspaniały wyczyn.

  174. Monika
    Poland
    March 18, 2015, 4:36 am

    Congratulations Olek! Poland is proud of you 🙂

  175. Daniel
    Cork Ireland
    March 18, 2015, 5:55 am

    Dużo zdrowia panie Doba. Great job.

  176. Czesław
    Gdańsk, Poland
    March 18, 2015, 6:16 am

    Gratulacje i wszystkiego dobrego na nastepna trase

  177. Aleksandra Thompson
    Police, Poland
    March 18, 2015, 8:11 am

    Congratulations Olo! I totally admire you for your determination and positive attitude! You are a real treasure to all of the people from Police and Poland! We are proud of you!

  178. marta
    Norway
    March 18, 2015, 8:35 am

    congrats

  179. Tomasz Błaszkiewicz
    Tychy Poland
    March 18, 2015, 12:11 pm

    I admire people like Olek Doba. They are a great inspiration for me to patiently work on their own success. I congratulate you Olek.

  180. KRYSTYNA
    POLSKA
    March 18, 2015, 1:26 pm

    Podziwiam,gratuluje i zyczę dalszych sukcesów Panie Olku.

  181. Katarzyna
    Poand
    March 18, 2015, 4:07 pm

    Congratulations!!! We are so proud of you!!! Thanks

  182. GG
    Poland
    March 19, 2015, 3:00 am

    Great! Congratulations great Mr Doba!

  183. Krzysztof
    Poland
    March 19, 2015, 3:33 am

    Jesteśmy z Pana dumni 🙂

  184. Martyna
    Nicaragua
    March 19, 2015, 12:50 pm

    Best of the best !! You’re my idol !!
    amazing!! Congratulations Olek Doba!!!

  185. siwobrody
    Pilchowo
    March 19, 2015, 1:48 pm

    Oto najsłynniejszy polski “brodacz.”