Sunday, June 13, 2010

She's safe.

Even if you have not been following 16 year old Abby Sunderland's quest to sail alone around the world, she has probably been brought to your attention by the stories in the news media in the last couple of days.

What you may not have known is that she runs a blog.  For those of us who follow it, the whole drama of the past few days was played out, in real time.  If you are interested, I'd suggest starting your reading with this entry.

It is delightful (albeit scary) writing.  Much of what she writes sounds like it is coming from the pen of a very experienced seaman (which, of course, she is), but then appears something charming obviously written by a teenaged girl.

There are those busybodies who question whether someone so young should have been "allowed" to make this journey.  To them, I thumb my nose, and say, "Kindly mind your own business!"  As Abby says, anticipating those critics, "As for age, since when does age create gigantic waves and storms?"

This is one tough lady.  My hat's off to her.

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