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02-28-2010 11:44 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tenacity fighting spirit

Sixteen year old Australian named Jessica Watson is circumnavigating the globe solo in a small yacht. Some say she is too young others say one very tenacious, courageous & spirited young girl. I lean towards the later. She has been at sea four months. She left Australia at the end of October & will not touch land until she returns. You can see her amazing journey on the link below.

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#1 posted 03-01-2010 06:14 AM

Grumpy I think you left out ‘knowagable’ This isn’t something you do on a whim. She must really know her boat and a whole lot else or she wouldn’t have survived this long.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#2 posted 03-01-2010 09:37 AM

What an awesome ongoing story. I went to the link you gave and I am now following her on Twitter. If any one uses Twitter here you ought to follow her. I just read all her tweets since she left. Very interesting. Thanks Grumpy for a story that I can look forward to reading more about!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#3 posted 03-01-2010 09:41 AM

SOOOO COOL! I heard about her leaving and had had a fleeting moment of wonder about her a couple of days ago, thanks for the link!

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#4 posted 03-01-2010 09:59 AM

Abby Sutherland is also on her way.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#5 posted 03-01-2010 07:59 PM

There are lots more opinions posted in regards to this story on Abbott’s thread:

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#6 posted 03-02-2010 04:15 AM

What a brave girl!

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#7 posted 03-03-2010 02:38 PM

go jessie

-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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#8 posted 03-06-2010 04:12 AM

Friday, March 05, 2010

“The last few days have seen a bit of everything. The weather hasn’t exactly been all that strong, but it was a little uncomfortable for a while there as Ella’s Pink Lady was reaching (taking the wind side on) in a pretty big sea (5m or maybe a little more). And right now we’re back to calm, sunny and slow conditions.

It probably sounds a bit strange and most people think it’s the other way around, but believe it or not, light winds can often be one of the busiest times for a sailor. Because when the winds are light, it’s normally very shifty, meaning that there’s a lot of course changes and sail tweaking needed to try and keep the boat moving. When the weather is up, Ella’s Pink Lady normally just powers along without needing much attention – and as the bouncy motion makes doing even the simplest things a million times more difficult in those conditions, I often just resort reading a book while wedged in my bunk, in between the few jobs that are necessary (like feeding myself!). When just opening a locker can mean the entire contents being emptied all over the floor, I find that it’s often best just to sit tight and do as little as possible when it is like that!”


-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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