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#6100 - 07/17/10 06:42 PM Re: Jessica [Re: Ken]
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Jessica's gone backpacking - I knew she was one of us.

She hiked about 30 miles with her brother on the Cooloola Great Walk.

The Picture:



In other news, Abby has met her new brother and has taken to the air.

Who amongst us would like to see my fantasy dream plan to have Jessica & Abby summit Whitney together?.

And Sir Richard Branson doing Jessica's voice-over for her doco! Wow!.
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#6101 - 07/17/10 07:59 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Here we go again? Deja Vu all over again as 14 yr old Dutch Girl Laura Dekker has received permission from her Mother to go solo around the world in an effort to become the youngest to sail the seas but not non stop. A court will meet on Tuesday to perhaps lift their ban on her trying to do this.

All this today from MSN.com . Jessica was exciting, Abby sort of so so.

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#6102 - 07/17/10 08:15 PM Re: Jessica [Re: CMC2]
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wagga - Perhaps you should post a Whitney hike invitation to Jessica in response to her most recent blog post about backpacking -- see if she takes the bait. I would be surprised if she did, but stranger things have happened.
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#6104 - 07/17/10 09:05 PM Re: Jessica [Re: CaT]
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This thread has had more than a 1000 views since the last post.

Would not be surprised at all if J. & A. accepted the challenge.
and yes, we are working on it.
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#6128 - 07/19/10 07:11 AM Re: Jessica [Re: CMC2]
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CLARIFICATION; Those sailing comments were strictly about Jessica, Abby and Laura DEKKER. My comment about Laura & being boring was certainly NOT about my favorite and your favorite PT Laura Molnar. Steve has deleted that sentance so that there should not be any misunderstanding . Finally anyone who might think Laura M is boring must lead a very sheltered & unexciting life. Thanks Steve and CaT

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#6146 - 07/19/10 02:37 PM Re: Jessica [Re: CMC2]
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The Moose boring??? Not on your life!! Anything but! grin
Yeah, I understood your "Laura" meant Dekker (the 14-year-old), although "our" Laura is probably a 14-year-old at heart. smile

CaT
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#6148 - 07/19/10 02:45 PM Re: Jessica [Re: CaT]
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Originally Posted By: CaT
The Moose boring??? Not on your life!! Anything but! grin
Yeah, I understood your "Laura" meant Dekker (the 14-year-old), although "our" Laura is probably a 14-year-old at heart. smile

CaT


Amen and pass the pitcher!

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#6149 - 07/19/10 02:48 PM Re: Jessica [Re: Bulldog34]
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Originally Posted By: Bulldog34
Amen and pass the pitcher!

Is this a baseball or adult beverage reference? Assuming the latter.
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#6151 - 07/19/10 03:25 PM Re: Jessica [Re: CaT]
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Assumption cor-rect!

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#6318 - 07/27/10 05:49 PM Re: Jessica [Re: Bulldog34]
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Laura Dekker cleared for voyage.

Here is another report from the CS Monitor.

Here's Laura Dekker's Blog. Mostly English... I guess meer means more.

Abby has a newish post congratulating Allesandro-di-Benedetto, who circumnavigated in a 21-foot boat.
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#6320 - 07/27/10 11:01 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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I was out sailing in Marina del Rey today, looked over at the boat next to me, and recognized that it was Intrepid, crewed by Abby and Zach.

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#6326 - 07/28/10 10:41 AM Re: Jessica [Re: Ken]
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A shame that they weren't crewing Wild Eyes.
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#6341 - 07/29/10 08:42 AM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Abby has a new post up wishing Laura good luck.
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#6342 - 07/29/10 08:46 AM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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And Jessica met Sir Richard, and is heading our way in September.
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#6376 - 08/01/10 06:27 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Laura has set a date to leave for Portugal. Note the schoolbooks on the shelf.
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#6405 - 08/02/10 12:55 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Some of you may have noticed that I read the Sydney Morning Herald Column8. For decades now.

From last week:

"The mystery of the missing statues in Sydney's heritage Lands Department building - of 48 niches only 23 have statues (Column8, Wednesday) - has been solved by Robert Curtis, of Lilyfield, who provided supporting documentary evidence. ''It seems that when we ran out of explorers and NSW was 'settled' there were no more appropriate men - and the statues are all of men - to fill the blanks,'' he writes. "

From today: (and you thought this was really off topic, didn't you!)

"Dave Wallace, of Fresno, California, suggests Jessica Watson, and asks: ''And since I'm from Wagga, is Charles Sturt already there?'' Yes, he is. "
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#6409 - 08/02/10 01:37 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Congratulations on getting your name in print, wagga!

And there couldn't be a better suggestion for a new statue.

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#6414 - 08/02/10 07:39 PM Re: Jessica [Re: Steve C]
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There is an Australian/Dutch connection here.

Ignore the posuer with the violin.
Ignore the fat cat with the nasty cigar.
The video quality is just plain awful,
And you can accept or ignore the religious content,

But the voice is transcendent...

Enjoy.
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#6416 - 08/02/10 08:51 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Having my degree in music, and having worked with soloists over the years, I have some familiarity with voices; and hers is nothing short of other-wordly, rarified, pure, not your typical operatic voice. Her ability to switch "gears" effortlessly and her amazing voice and breath control is truly incredible. I could listen to her sing for hours!

Oh, and her hair is wonderful, too. But that's off-topic.

CaT
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#6418 - 08/02/10 09:40 PM Re: Jessica [Re: CaT]
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I was once married to a young lady with an astonishing voice - but that's off-topic, too.

Solveig's song, perhaps?

But Marusia turned into a true Oz, anyway.

Farewell to old England forever,
Farewell to my rum culls as well,
Farewell to the well-known Old Bailey
Where I once used to look such a swell.

Chorus:
Singing too-ral, li-ooral, li-addity,
Singing too-ral, li-ooral, li-ay,
Singing too-ral, li-ooral, li-addity,
Oh we're bound for Botany Bay.

There's the captain as is our commander,
There's the bosun (''boatswain'' )and all the ship's crew,
There's the first- and the second-class passengers,
Knows what we poor convicts go through.

Oh had I the wings of a turtle-dove,
I'd soar on my pinions so high,
Slap bang to the arms of my Polly love,
And in her sweet presence I'd die.

Aussie! Aussie! Aussie1 Oi! Oi! Oi!
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