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Re: Jessica
wagga #3937 05/02/10 02:05 PM
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Latest on the Abbica front.

Abby has been out for 100 days now.

She's starting to sound like a solipsist - on the other hand she wrote:

"After all, it is a little bit of a waste to sail the world yet not actually get to see any of it."


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Re: Jessica
wagga #3942 05/02/10 05:05 PM
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Jessica has rounded The Last Cape.

"It's been pretty breezy for the last few days, but gusted to not much more than 40 knots last night. The wind is sitting on about 25 knots at the moment and the swells are starting to die off as we pass into the lee of Tasmania."

A 16 year-old girl acting pretty blase about 40 knots!

Here is the map.

She's got just one Sydney-Hobart race race to run (backwards).

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Re: Jessica
wagga #3971 05/03/10 06:35 PM
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Some Jessica news from tomorrow via the Sydney Morning Herald.


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Re: Jessica
wagga #3977 05/04/10 03:50 AM
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Jessica's on the home stretch, should be entering Bass Strait today.


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Re: Jessica
wagga #3981 05/04/10 08:23 AM
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Actually, passing by Bass Strait east of it, since she didn't actually go through it.

I hope she's enjoying to the hilt these final days of her adventure. Her life is about to change, once she finishes this.

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Re: Jessica
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Deliberate phrasing, to see if anyone is paying attention. There will be a quiz at the end.

How can she top this? Perhaps the Megaburger double?


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Re: Jessica
wagga #3991 05/04/10 04:20 PM
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Here is a new twist. Did she or didn't she do it?


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Re: Jessica
wagga #3992 05/04/10 05:15 PM
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Oh my goodness! She'd better circumnavigate Australia or something or nobody will recognize her feet. smirk

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They will recognize her feet.They are unique and belong to her. They won't recognize her feat though. Am I starting to sound like wagga?

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Rod #3997 05/04/10 07:14 PM
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Any discussion of Jessica's feet after 7 months at sea is in poor odor.


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Re: Jessica
wagga #4002 05/05/10 04:01 AM
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Abby's getting close to Cape Town. Busy with possible shipping, so her Mom posted for her.


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Re: Jessica
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Originally Posted By: wagga
Here is a new twist. Did she or didn't she do it?

And here's the formal response to that.

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Re: Jessica
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NASA should shortly be issuing a statement that, since she didn't achieve an altitude of > 100 Km, she won't be awarded astronaut's wings.


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Re: Jessica
Steve C #4015 05/05/10 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted By: Steve C
Oh my goodness! She'd better circumnavigate Australia or something or nobody will recognize her feat. smirk


Hey wait a minute!!! I spelled that feEt on porpoise!

I'll grant her astronaut's wings to wear on her feet any day. grin

Re: Jessica
Steve C #4027 05/05/10 01:47 PM
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Abby's landed in Cape Town. Note: the URL for this specific post is broken.


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Re: Jessica
wagga #4033 05/05/10 06:07 PM
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Here are the landing plans.

I've been in touch with Janet Glover regarding internet video streaming. She will get back to us. Remember, though, 11:30 am. Saturday is around 6:30 pm. Friday here (PDT). Or something like that.

Also, after nearly a year, the fracking lawyers have gotten on her case over the name Ella's Pink Lady.

During my University days, there was a cement truck company who's enormous trucks were all painted shocking pink - with "THINK PINK" emblazoned on the bumpers. That was before I had a dirty mind...

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Re: Jessica
wagga #4055 05/06/10 04:32 AM
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Jessica puts in her two-bob's worth on record-making.

Link on Abby's blog is fixed - she's posted arrival photos.


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Re: Jessica
wagga #4058 05/06/10 08:07 AM
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OK Wagga as someone who has followed your countrywoman's
progress from day 1, why don't you invite her to broaden
her life experience and have her come and join you in a Mt
Whitney climb? She could stop off during her USA book tour!

Of course once Laura meets her that would mean an around the
world sail in the future for our favorite adventurer from
Bishop. How are your sea legs Laura?

Re: Jessica
CMC2 #4070 05/06/10 11:24 AM
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Good idea. I have a contact email for her publicist.

In the meantime, Abby has posted more photos and also a video.

Everybody in the video speaks English! Sort of...


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Re: Jessica
wagga #4111 05/07/10 08:47 PM
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Jessica has had over a thousand comments on her last post.

Ms. Abby can walk in a straight line now. But waking up in a hotel room lots of times to check your course...

Rod, you've met Zack - in the photos he towers over his sister - is she really a such a shorty?


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