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#2032 - 02/03/10 03:29 PM Re: Jessica [Re: CaT]
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Abby is parked moored in Cabo.

She's not abandoning the attempt, as she is still north of the equator. Her finishing point will now be Cabo.
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#2049 - 02/04/10 06:51 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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hows this for the oppisite of ages i've been following saito since just after he started from japan he's trying for his 8th time around the globe, this time the wrong way, hes had his share of problems....mark

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#2166 - 02/08/10 12:41 PM Re: Jessica [Re: CaT]
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Jessica has passed well to the north of Tristan de Cunha, one of the world's most isolated islands.
She's followed by a fleet of hundreds of dolphins (or whatever a group of dolphins is called). You'll need to zoom out to see her progress.

Our other girl has left Cabo, so is officially starting over.
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#2168 - 02/08/10 01:16 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Originally Posted By: wagga
...She's followed by a fleet of hundreds of dolphins (or whatever a group of dolphins is called)...


A group of dolphins is called...

If the dolphins were on water bikes then it would be a peloton.

I crack myself up sometimes...grin
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#2170 - 02/08/10 02:29 PM Re: Jessica [Re: + @ti2d]
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I currently have a bike of ants in the kitchen.
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#2192 - 02/09/10 06:35 AM Re: Jessica [Re: Bee]
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The Official Jessica Watson Blog now has a new home here. I think the readers broke the server.

Abby's dad has a report on the Cabo stop.

Here is a summary if you are catching up.
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#2227 - 02/10/10 09:52 AM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Thanks for the updates wagga.Wow It really makes me nervous for these two girls. The power of nature is so strong. 4 knockdowns for Jessica. Wow I would cry mommy and quit and go home if it were me.Amazing spirits for these two young adventurers.

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#2230 - 02/10/10 03:53 PM Re: Jessica [Re: Rod]
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You mentioned that you were involved with the Zac's trip. Did you ever meet Abby or her dad. I think he might be Oz.
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#2232 - 02/10/10 04:44 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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I met her dad. He is a great guy. Zac was suppossed to come up and meet with us all but then went on a whirl wind media trip across the country and we haven't heard from him since.

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#2270 - 02/12/10 08:53 AM Re: Jessica [Re: Rod]
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Jessica's blog has reverted back to the original site.
Changing servers is a little like changing spark plugs whilst driving down the road...
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#2272 - 02/12/10 09:17 AM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Sounds like maybe they couldn't overcome the issues with the comments that they were dealing with.

Both versions are good, but I actually liked the layout on the (briefly used) newer server better.

CaT
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#2275 - 02/12/10 09:58 AM Re: Jessica [Re: CaT]
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I suspect that they are getting a serious number of hits. Maybe Steve knows how to read the site meter?
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#2347 - 02/16/10 06:50 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Both Jessica & Abby have been stuck in light winds lately, but both are moving now - Jessica into the Eastern Hemisphere, Abby towards the Equator. Getting colder for Jessica, warmer for Abby.

Jessica

Abby
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#2350 - 02/16/10 07:37 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Thanks for the links and updates. I followed Zac's daily blogs religiously. There was a rogue wave that hit Zac's boat that wiped out his electronics including his batteries and chargers for his Sat phone. They had no word for several days from him until they got a SPOT message saying he was OK.

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#2374 - 02/18/10 05:56 PM Re: Jessica [Re: Rod]
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Abby will be crossing the Equator before the day is out.

Jessica has been at sea for 4 months today. Apparently she doesn't like banana chips, unlike Dick Rutan. After returning from the first non-stop flight around the earth, he was asked to return Voyager from Edwards back to Mojave. "There are not enough banana chips on this planet to get this monkey into that cockpit", he said.
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#2382 - 02/19/10 02:48 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Abby posted several hours ago that she was 6 miles from the equator. Should be in the Southern Hemisphere by now.


Day 28 (2/19/2010) - Abby crossed the Equator at 3:07pm Pacific Time at 120 15 West
2/19/2010


Edited by wagga (02/19/10 06:43 PM)
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#2398 - 02/21/10 05:35 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Sunday Update:

Jessica's ripping, almost at COGH.

Abby is over the line.

The Jules Verne trophy is being contested by Groupama 3. (The record for sailing non-stop around the globe is just over 50 days) Some amazing hour-by-hour action here. (Click the minus button at the lower RHS to see the bigger picture) This 115' trimaran has covered more than 850 nm. in a day, sees hourly average speeds over 42 mph.

Saito-san's 8th circumnavigation is on hold due to gear failure and & an injury.

The first Indian circumnavigation attempt has entered the Eastern Hemisphere. Commander Dilip is not going nonstop/unsupported, though.
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#2399 - 02/21/10 06:58 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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If Abby is paying attention, the shuttle Endeavour should be passing right overhead right now.
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#2400 - 02/22/10 04:46 AM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Jessica is trying for the new blog location again.
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#2462 - 02/24/10 06:04 AM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Jessica's caping quite well:

Quote:

Well that's it. Another ocean and cape down! It took a while with light winds for the last few days but Ella's Pink Lady has passed under Cape Agulhas, but being 400nm south of land I couldn't quite see it this time. A bright orange half moon and a spectacular sky of stars was enough of a celebration. But of course, I also put a bit of a dent in the chocolate supplies and let off a few party poppers!


She's only 16, but she knows chocolate is food!


Cape Leeuwin is next, 4200 nm. away.
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