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sailing around the globe

September 11th, 2009 at 07:24 am

Not sure if anyone here (other than those who live in AU of course!) have heard of Jessica Watson and her attempt to ber the youngest person to sail around the globe, unassisted? She left a few days ago from Sydney, before crashing into a freighter and having to make a stop near where we live. I've heard a few people's opinions on the subject, but the general concensus is that it's believed she has no idea what she's doing. (of course, she obviously does have SOME idea... otherwise she wouldn't be allowed to do it...) But, from television interviews she does seem a little immature. I can't help thinking that at home she must be a brat that wants some attention.
At work, there is currently a bet on how far she will get before she calls it off Big Grin
To be honest though, I do hope she makes it. It will be one heck of an experience for her. I remember reading Jesse Martins book when I was about 12 and thinking it was the coolest thing.

In other news... there is no other news Big Grin

We have enough points from our credit card to redeem for a 64 piece cutlery set, which would dearly come in handy when my parents arrive in a few weeks. We have about three forks, three knives, three spoons, and about 10 teaspoons (for coffees - the most important cutlery item, right? everything else pales in comparison...)

Thursday Expenses:
2.00 Staff Lotto
0.50 Coke
22.00 Beer (DF)
15.69 Groceries

Friday Expenses:
0.50 Coke

Currently Reading: The Messenger by Markus Zusak

3 Responses to “sailing around the globe”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Jessica Watson, yes! And we also are hearing of a 13 year old Dutch girl, Laura Dekker whose home courts are holding up her attempting the journey and an American boy who I think turned 17 the day he finished his solo circumnavigation just last month. These are phenomenal kids, but they do not quite understand their own mortality. What kid does?...We heard the ship that collided with Jessica turned off its outward signals afterward, as though to hide their presence. Whoa.

  2. whitestripe Says:

    there are also reports that she fell asleep, and as she was in a shipping channel that wasn't the wisest thing for her to do so if she does admit that she would be partly at fault.
    but they are as of now, unable to locate the freighter in their investigation, so i will be watching to see what happens Smile

  3. Nika Says:

    Of course it is about attention with her. If it is about experience she could do it in a few years just as well.
    I am not saying doing these things for fame is wrong or that 13 year old can't have the sailing skills...
    But I think that judgment and emotional maturity required for such trip are not there at this age.

    Congrats on your new cutlery set! Getting something you want for free is fun.

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