Lost at sea: the man who vanished for 14 months

It wasn’t until a year later, when the fog of confusion subsided and he scanned the maps of his drift across the Pacific Ocean, that Alvarenga began to fathom his extraordinary journey. For 438 days, he lived on the edge of sanity. “I suffered hunger, thirst and an extreme loneliness, and didn’t take my life,” Alvarenga says. “You only get one chance to live – so appreciate it.”

Jonathan Franklin, The Guardian

Despite this article being both well written and immersive, my brain can not process it as anything else but fiction. Being lost for 439 days and surviving just seems… unreal to me.