Crossing The Bering Strait On Foot?

I didn’t even know it was possible to cross the Bering Strait on foot, but two men have been detained by Russian officials for doing just that.

...one of the adventurers, Briton Karl Bushby, said on his Web site that he and Dimitry Kieffer of Anchorage, Alaska, reached Chukotka province Friday. It took them 15 days to walk the 56 miles from Alaska to Russian territory.

The Web site said Bushby, a 36-year-old former paratrooper, made the crossing as part of a round-the-world walk that began in 1998 at the southern tip of South America.

A round-the-world walk. Now that’s the sort of thing I would love to do if money were not an ever-present problem in my life. I enjoy walking much more than driving anyway.