Both of theses girls are amazing. I bet Abby will have less mechanical problems that her brother Zac just because she is a girl and seems to be on top of everything. Always checking, performing maintenance, tightening and cleaning.As long as she doesn't get hit by a rogtue wave or run into crazy weather. She has quite a weather station at her disposal. Jessica's pics are great.
This week Jessica Watson is at 35 South, about 18,000 nautical miles and 5 months into her journey. She is hoping to reach Sydney by the middle of May, sailing her S&S 34, also a solid, if slow, cruising yacht, which was also chosen by Jesse Martin in his successful non-stop circumnavigation. In her most recent gale she had 15-foot seas and 40 knots of wind. With her feet above her head to wedge herself into her bunk, Jessica was alternating between typing her blog, and studying for her learners' driving exam when she arrives home.
My sense is that when she arrives in Sydney, it will probably be a media frenzy -- quite an adjustment for her after being at sea for so many months.
If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracle of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.
- Lyndon Johnson, on signing the Wilderness Act into law (1964)