The Isle of Wight castaway who washed up on Glastonbury Tor after 14 months at sea begged to be fed buttered scones when he was first found, it has emerged.
Sporting a bedraggled beard and long hair, Joseph Sebastian Average crawled onto dry land in Somerset on Thursday. He told locals he had been adrift since December 2012, when he left Ventnor on a pedalo.
Speaking through an interpreter, as the Somerset locals could not understand his Hampshire accent, Mr Average told of how he caught cross-channel swimmers and drank their blood and urine to survive during his ordeal.
"The boat was swept out into the channel by strong winds and started drifting," he said.
"I just kept pedalling in what I thought was the right direction, but I lost sight of land and became completely disorientated. Am I in Mexico?"
But having finally made it to dry land, locals said Mr Average rejected their offers of pasties and beer when they first found him, shouting "Buttered scones! With strawberry jam! And lashings of clotted cream!!!!"