Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Jessica Watson update

16-yo solo sailor Jessica Watson is on her third day out of Sydney, on her attempt to sail solo and unassisted around the world in the 'Pink Lady'.

(Here's notes about her little yacht 'Pink Lady')

Sounds dreamy... from today's blog...
"... It's been pretty quiet day out here again, just a lot of sparkling blue water and blue sky...
"... It was so quiet and flat for while that I brought my pillow out into the cockpit and grabbed a few cat naps of sleep under the stars..."
But she's also realistic too...
(describing her trip from the bottom tip of Africa across the bottom of the world to Australia): "From South Africa it’s the vastness of the Southern Ocean. Despite the next continent being Australia there is a lot of sailing to be done. Over 4,000 nautical miles (direct track) of open and often unforgiving seas. Can’t wait. You can have good and bad days in the Southern Ocean, but every one will be memorable..." (from her "Route" page on her main website).

Please feel free to drop this young adventurer a quick hello on her blog. It's going to be a long lonely nine months for her. But good on her for giving it a go - and she's only 16!

Bring on the horizon!!!
Peas be with ewe
Mal :)

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1 comment:

  1. I can't imagine what its like to be that far out on your own - I admit I get seasick quickly - rivers are okay..I could handle the time alone - as don't mind my own company but some of those waves are going to be mighty big...she is one courageous girl.