Golly, another heroine takes my spot. Twenty something years ago I was in such awe when I saw Tania Aebi's pix on the cover of Cruising World. I wouldn't even tell my sailing friends or colleagues about her great adventure. Although I did cut the page off and framed it. Several years later I finally hung it in my office at work. Now, Jessica Watson at age 16 is passing Cape Horn. CAPE HORN, alone, on her million dollar 34 foot monohull. It does anger me that the headlines all say she is sailing unassisted. Sailing solo on the boat I can appreciate but by golly this girl certainly did not earn the money herself. She has daily contact with her mum and advisors. The technology is incredible and I know it is just that deep dark green ugly monster who eats away at me with jealousy that causes me to find fault. Dam, I wish that were me. Like my blog professes, even though I can't be the youngest, I just might do what I can to be the oldest to follow in her path.
Why is it that I long for such an adventure, yet continue to stay in my hum drum job? That's another story, , ,