"How best to cross the English Channel
Despite regular passenger-ferry crossings, a tunnel rail link and numerous commercial flights, some people choose to traverse the English Channel under their own steam. Planes can cross the water in the blink of an eye but both the jetpack and water skis will beat Le Shuttle, which will whisk you and your car under the Channel in 35 minutes. A pricey sea-going car may prove useful for the onward journey; if you have time and energy try rowing or swimming. The pedal-powered miniature airship is not recommended: on Sunday September 28th, just two days after a sucessful jetpack crossing, a Frenchman in a tiny Zeppelin only made it half-way, hampered by strong winds."
- The Economist