More on Jessica Watson

After hearing absolutely nothing on the news about Jessica’s amazing accomplishment, I finally came across this video on the MSN home page. Here from Jessica herself.

Congratulations Jessica!

Congratulations to Jessica Watson who yesterday became the youngest person to sail solo around the world. I’ve been following Jessica’s journey since it began and wrote a couple of posts about her on this blog. I expected to hear about her accomplishment on the national news, but I’ve been pretty busy and might have missed it. In any case, hers is an accomplishment to be proud of.

Another sixteen-year-old enters the race

I’ve been following the progress of sixteen-year-old Jessica Watson as she attempts to be the youngest person to sail solo around the world. Now it appears that another contender has entered the race. Her name is Abigail (Abby) Sunderland. Her brother Zac held the record for a whole two months before another teenager, who was two months younger, took the title from him.

Jessica rounds Cape Horn

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about Jessica Watson, the sixteen-year old Austrailian girl who is attempting to be the youngest person to sail solo around the world. Today she rounded Cape Horn. This is a major milestone. It’s the first land she’s seen in three months. The picture below was taken by Jessica. Later today her parents will be departing Chile and flying overhead. She’s now making her way into the Atlantic and heading north for warmer temperatures.

Jessica Watson

As I write this post on my laptop, sitting in the comfort of my kitchen, sixteen-year old Jessica Watson is in the middle of the Pacific ocean. She is a month and a half into her attempt to become the youngest person to sail solo around the globe.

Review of Amelia

The film Amelia is about fame as much as it is about Amelia Earhart. Her story is an example of how publicity and the right slant can catapult someone into the spotlight. She was at the right place at the right time and happened to meet the right person, George Putnam. Her initial claim to fame was that she was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. The fact that she was a passenger didn’t seem to make much difference. She was promoted as Lady Lindy and a star was born.