Thursday, June 10, 2010

Abby Sunderland







Unfortunate news....many of you may have been following the progress and saga of this 16 year old sailor.I have been following her story with keen interest. She has sailed around the world alone...and has been attempting to complete a circumnavigation. Today's news is that she is in the southern Indian Ocean and in serious trouble. She has been experiencing dangerously high waves and is feared to be lost. Her family is staying positive and notes that she has all the gear necessary if her boat founders...raft,survival suit etc.
Nevertheless, it is a sad and scary time as her loved ones and her fans wait for search results and some word that she is OK. Abby is a fellow Blogger and an intrepid young lady who is to be admired for her guts, determination and sailing skill. I suggest we all say a prayer or have a positive thought for Abby. Fair weather and calm seas to you my dear....

7 comments:

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

I admire her courage...she will be in my prayers.

Skip said...

Abby and her family are in my prayers tonight.

Skip said...

Yahoo just reported that Abby was found alive and well!

Main Line Sportsman said...

Indeed she is alive...her boat has been de-masted and she is still in bad shape ...but rescue boat due to reach her tomorrow. What a kid!

K.S. Anthony said...

Was happy to see that she was found.

Keith said...

I admire her greatly. She is definitely in my prayers.

EntertainingMom said...

I had such mixed emotions when I first heard that she was planning to sail around the world by herself. I both praised and cursed her parents. I just think that no matter how talented a sailor she is, a 16 year old does not have a mature enough thought process to get her through many situations.

I am so very happy that she was found alive. I hope her parents can breathe a sigh of relief.