Wednesday 24 February 2010

Day 127 for Jessica Watson, alone at sea

"I'll start with the good news, or I should say the best news, as there isn't any bad news today," writes 16-year-old Sunshine Coast sailor Jessica Watson, as she marks another milestone passing South Africa's Cape of Good Hope and onto the last stretch to the West coast of Australia, the Atlantic Ocean and into the Indian Ocean.

Watson is almost on the home stretch, sailing solo and unassisted around the world.

"Now only 120nm till we pass under Cape Agulhas (I've been saying the Cape of Good Hope but the most southern point of Africa is actually Cape Agulhas) and can officially tick off another Cape," Jessica wrote on her blog on Monday.

"The wind dropped off a little today and with it Ella's Pink Lady's great pace too. But we are moving nicely still and for the first time in over a week it was warm and sunny. After misty drizzle and grey skies for so long, sunshine feels particularly lovely! As there's a high pressure system passing over us at the moment, it looks like the calm sailing (fingers crossed that it's not too calm!) will last for a while yet."

Jessica is around 1,500 nautical miles ahead of where her team thought she'd be at this stage. She's expected to arrive back in Australia early May.

Check out her videos here.

1 comment:

g)-(ost said...

Fluttering mind, fluttering mind,
Calm yourself down and have a rest.

Slow down the busyness of your mind,
And cool off your many distractions.

There's the calming effect of a fixed purpose,
Which slay all doubts, worries and fears.

Once you found a goal to commit to,
Your powerful mind set to work in a tenacious way.

No hesitancy, no pull back, no excuses,
Removing all obstacles that stand in the way.

Upon reaching the far-fetched goal,
You wonder at the marvel of it all.

A great power seems to be at work,
Guiding you along the line of fulfilling your aim.

The power of a committed purpose,
All lie within your powerful mind.

2007 Fion Lim